It is an expansion of a short story from Dahl's book Danny, the Champion of the World. The book is dedicated to Dahl's late daughter, Olivia, who died of measles encephalitis at the age of seven in It has also been adapted as a theatre performance. The start of the book begins with an eight-year-old orphan girl named Sophie lying in bed in an orphanage run by Mrs.
In Derry, Maine, four young boys once stood together and did a brave thing. Something that changed them in ways they hardly understand. A quarter of a century later, the boys are men who have gone their separate ways.