By: Melaina Barros
Early Life (1910s-1950s)
Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Wales on September 13,1916. After Dahl's father and older sister died he started school at an Llandoff Cathedral School. After he graduated from school Dahl started working for Shell Oil. In 1938 Roald Dahl traveled to Dar-Es-Saleem because of work. Joins Royal Air Force because of the beginning of World War 2. Later on he was sent to Libya where he was in a plane crash. After recovery Dahl returns to his squadron in Greece. When sent to Washington he completes his first paid piece of writing. Meets future wife, Patricia Neal in 1951. First daughter is born in 1955. Second daughter is born in 1957. Around the same time Dahl's stories were shown on Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Roald Dahl: From Books To Film
Later life (1960s-2010s)
In 1962 Dahl's eldest daughter died. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory was published in 1964. In 1967 Roald Dahl's mother (storyteller) past away. Many films were made based on Dahl's books between 1970-1980. In 1981 Dahl seperates from his Patricia Neal. He morries Felicity Crosland and publishes The Witches in 1983. Published Matilda and 4th grandchild was born in 1988. Roald Dies on November 23, 1990 at age 74. In 2010 the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the chocolate factory was celebrated.
The Witches is one of my favorite stories written about Roald Dahl. The story is about a little boy who moves in with his grandmother because of the death of both of his parents. His grandmother tells him all about witches and how they hate kids and how they are always planning a plot against them to make them all disappear. The grandmother tells him about a Grand High Witch who is in charge. Read the Witches to see how the grandmother and the boy fight against the withes plot.