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The Umbrella Man and Other Stories - by Roald Dahl (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer?
  • 12 Years
  • 8.4" x 5.5" Paperback
  • 288 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Short Stories

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About the Book



Originally published as: The great automatic grammatizator, by Hamish Hamilton Limited, in 1996.



Book Synopsis



Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about the landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? These compelling tales are a perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius.



About the Author



Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .75 Inches (D)
Weight: .57 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12 Years
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Short Stories
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback
Author: Roald Dahl
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2004
TCIN: 11482650
UPC: 9780142400876
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-7121
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.75 inches length x 5.5 inches width x 8.4 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.57 pounds
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