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The Boy Who Talked With Animals

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6
Page count: 20
Categories: Fantasy

Author

Roald
Dahl

Appeared in

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Story Summary

When two fisherman bring a record turtle ashore to sell to a hotel, a young boy bristles at the cruel treatment and gets his father to buy it. Mysteriously, the next morning both boy and turtle have disappeared and are sighted far out to sea with the boy riding the turtle.