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The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (original 1991; edition 1994)

by Roald Dahl (Author), Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

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The vicar's speech impediment leads to holy hysteria in an otherwise quiet country parish.
Title:The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
Authors:Roald Dahl (Author)
Other authors:Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin Books (1994), Edition: Illustrated, 48 pages
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The Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl (1991)

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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
  ElentarriLT | Mar 24, 2020 |
Roald Dahl + cartoonish illustrations doesn't mean it's a children's book. Luckily, my 8-year-old wasn't reading along so i was able to think quick and alter the lines that would have been problematic.

The story is about a Vicar who has a unique form of dyslexia, just saying some words backwards. That causes problems among his congregation especially when it comes to telling them not to park on the street in front of the church...

Amusing and very short... extra funny when reading it with kids and realizing you have to alter the story on the fly! ( )
  Sean191 | Sep 16, 2019 |
A very cute story detailing the problems of dyslexia in a rather entertaining way. Classic [a:Roald Dahl|4273|Roald Dahl|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1311554908p2/4273.jpg] though the very last story he ever wrote. A bit controversial due to some naughty language, though hardly that awful from today's standards I'd think. ( )
  Lepophagus | Jun 14, 2018 |
A Vicar who occasionally reverses words. Ends up being told by the village dr to walk backwards to fix it.
And in the Dahl'ian Universe, that works :) ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
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