roald dahl, like einstein, was no einstein

by marjorieingall on September 8, 2010

September is Roald Dahl month. (His birthday was September 13, 1916.) According to the publishing blogĀ Galleycat, there’s a new book, The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets, which contains a secret ending to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a fudge recipe, and excerpts from Dahl’s many horrid report cards. How horrid? In 1931, his teacher wrote, “Vocabulary negligible, sentences malconstructed. He reminds me of a camel.”

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Fawn September 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm

A camel who couldn’t construct proper sentences, unlike all the other camels out there who can?

Goggla September 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Wow – hilarious!

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