Gr 3-6-This easy biography contains more information about the man than it does about his books. Those who are familiar with his work can make connections between his experiences and the things he wrote about, but it's unlikely that most children will be able to do this. The first of six short chapters, each two to six pages in length, contains an introduction that relates an experience Dahl had in boarding school that led to the writing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The book then goes on to impart information about the writer's childhood, education, etc. A list of 16 of Dahl's books is appended, as is a chronology, which contains one event not mentioned in the text-that of his divorce from Patricia Neal and marriage to Felicity Ann Crosland in 1983. Black-and-white, captioned photographs and sidebars are included. For information geared toward elementary school students, try Andrea Shavick's Roald Dahl (Oxford, 1998) and Laurie L. Harris's Biography for Beginners, volume two (Favorable Impressions, 2000).-Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.