Sunday, June 7, 2009

#25 Going Solo by Roald Dahl

Whoosh!  It’s not a bird, it’s a plane, and in it is...Roald Dahl! When most people hear the name Roald Dahl, they think of the prolific author who wrote some of the best books in children’s literature.  But did you know that Dahl used be a fighter pilot for the Royal Air Force during WWII?  It’s true.  How does someone go from shooting down German planes over the Aegean Sea to writing books about a madman who lives in a chocolate factory?  This book is a thrilling and nail-biting account of how Dahl cheated death through feats of daring and lived to bring joyful feats of imagination to the world.

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