Roald Dahl’s Mischief and Mayhem

Almost the whole world knows one of the most famous storyteller ever, Roald Dahl. He had written many masterpieces such as ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Matilda’, and many others. And you must certainly know the humor and pranks each storybook had in store for you! It was actually because Roald Dahl was also a real trickster in school. In fact, he played many jokes on his “very strict and formidable” teachers. Fortunately for us, they are all found in a book called ‘Boy,’ which I surely suggest you to read!

This book is about how to prank anyone, from friends to family. Roald Dahl had also done some of the tricks mentioned in this book before.

First, the book would give an extract of Roald Dahl’s famous characters performing cunning tricks on their victims. After that, the book would ask you to do something similar, but different in a way. It would tell you the tips and steps on how to make the trick successful. Each trick has its own difficulty, with 1 star tricks the easiest and 3 star tricks the hardest. Unfortunately, some of the 3 star tricks are impossible to fulfill.

There are 5 major chapters in this book. Here they are, presented in a list.

1: Stick
2: Tricky
3: Yucky
4: Mischievous
5: Simply vile

At the end of each chapter, you’d be given two quizzes. The first one is called, “Spot the Mischief Maker,” where the reader has to guess one of Roald Dahl’s famous characters with the help of the description and pictures. (This one’s easy as I got all the five quizzes correct.) However, here comes the hard part.

The second quiz is like a group of questions based on one or a group of Roald Dahl’s storybooks. This one is hard as the questions may be very detailed. Out of the 5 quizzes, I only got one correct. In my opinion, this is the easiest among the five.

The answers could be found at the back of the book.

Once you’re done with the book, I suppose you are ready to create mischief and mayhem yourself. Good luck!


Title: Roald Dahl’s Mischief and Mayhem
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Age Group: 6-12
Publisher: Puffin Books


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