Boy: Tales of Childhood

Book review by Katherine Kearns, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Dahl autobiography focuses on nasty school days.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 14 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 7+

A great read.

I read this book first in 1989 as a 7 year old and I loved it, the cane had only been banned a few years earlier, so there was nothing shocking about it, but I think kids should know how things were. Roald Dahl was a great writer, with just the right amounts of humour, excitement, seriousness, and a dash of mischief. When I reached secondary school, age 11, it was the chosen book for English literature.

This title has:

Educational value
age 9+

Good for big kids

This was good for older kids to teens and adults, but may upset younger readers. Young children may also loose interest quicker. But I recomend it.

This title has:

Educational value
Great role models
Too much violence

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