Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl

The Gremlins (1943), James and the Giant Peach (1961), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), The Magic Finger (1966),Fantastic Mr Fox (1970), Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972), Danny, the Champion of the World (1975),

The EnormousCrocodile (1978), The Twits (1980), George’s Marvellous Medicine (1981), The BFG (1982), The Witches (1983), Boy (1984), TheGiraffe and the Pelly and Me (1985), Matilda (1988), Esio Trot (1990), The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (1991), The Minpins (1991)

Roald Dahl was born in Wales on 13th September 1916 to Norwegian parents.His father died when Dahl was 3 yearsold and he was raised by his mother in England. He had a fairly unhappy time atSt. Peter’s Prep School where you couldget beaten for small mistakes like leaving a football sock on the floor, burning theprefect’s toast at teatime or for forgettingto change into house-shoes at six o’clock.

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In 1943 he wrote his first children's book,The Gremlins, which was originally intendedto be made into an animated film by WaltDisney. The film was not made and insteadDahl turned to writing adult fiction, not writing another children’s story until the 1960's. Roald Dahl died in November1990. The Times called him 'one of the mostwidely read and influential writers of ourgeneration’.

Poem: Revolting Rhymes (1982)Novel: My Uncle Oswald (1979)Short Story: Someone Like You (1953)


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