Going Solo

Going Solo

By Roald DAHL

17 ratings 11 reviews 28 followers
Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 4 - 8 Grades 10 - 9 T 6.1 57047
'They didn't think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton; and they were apparently astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body, lying in the sand near by'. In 1938, Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction.
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN-13: 9780141365558
ISBN-10: 0141365552
Published on 5/24/2016
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 224

Book Reviews (13)

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Hi. I read this book. Its boring at first but then it gets INTERESTING. My fav part is when he goes to the war thats when everything gets EXCITING. I would recommend this book to people who like Roald Dahl but want non - fictions books.

I will be honest. This book is super boring. There. I said it. Boring. Just plain old boring. Super Boring.

Don Don

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This book is about Roald Dahl journey to Africa as a worker for Shell and him joining the war and serving as a pilot. It starts off in 1938, he is a worker for shell and he's sailing on a ship called SS Mantola to Africa. On the way he sees some strange, funny things going on. When he gets to Dar es Salaam, the city they're going to, he thinks that it's a very nice looking place. There was a lot of wildlife there, he saw many elephants, hippos, zebras, and antelopes there. The only animal he didn't like was snakes, he hated them a lot, especially the black mamba, one bite from one of those snakes and you will die. One time he was shaving in the bathroom, and he looked out the window and saw his shamba-boy, Salimu raking, and then he saw a black mamba coming right at him, and if he hadn't warned him about the snake behind him, he wouldn't been bitten and died. When he was in the military serving as a pilot, his airplane crashed once and he suffered injuries that would affect him for the rest of his life. This book has many adventures from his journey, it is a very interesting book and I would recommend this book to anyone looking or a good non-fiction book to read.

the story right after Boy and starts right where Roald Dahl left off in Boy somewhat dramatic and yet funny

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