The Life of Roald Dahl

By: I, Maldonado

Who Is Roald Dahl?

Roald Dahl is a famous author for his best seller books. He is a British story writer, poet, screen writer, and fighter pilot. Ever heard of the books Matilda, The BFG, The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or even James and the Giant Peach? He is the author. He is also the author of the short stDueories The Landlady, The Umbrella Man, and The Man From the South. He has done much more than write these few books and stories.

The Early Life of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916. He was born in the town of Landaff, Cardiff, UK. Dahl had 5 siblings. His father died in 1920, when he was only 4 years old. Dahl started his schooling in 1925 at St. Peters, Weston-Supor-Mare. Dahl moved to Repton in 1929 where he finished his studies. Dahl started working at Shell Oil. Due to World War 2, Dahl joined Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1939. In 1941, Dahl returned home to Britain. Dahl finished his first payed piece of writing in 1942.

The Later Life of Roald Dahl

In 1946, Roald Dahl published his first short story collection and returned to the UK. Dahl's adult dystopian novel Some Time was published in 1946. In the year of 1951, Dahl met his future wife, the actress, Patricia Neal. On July 2, 1953, Dahl and Neal got married. In 1955, his first child was born, Olivia. Also in 1955, Dahl's first play started called The Honeys. In 1957, Dahl's second child was born, Tessa. In 1960, Dahl's son Theo was born and his short storie series Kiss Kiss was published. James and the Giant Peach was published in 1961. Olivia and his wife passed in 1962. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was published and his daughter Ophelia was born in the year in 1964. In 1966, The Magic Finger was published after 4 years. Dahl published Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and began to work on Fantastic Mr.Fox in 1968. Fantastic Mr.Fox was published in 1971. In 1972 Willy and the Wonka Factory was released. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Champion of The World, Enormous Crocodile, and My Uncle Oswald, were published from 1973-1979. The BFG was published in 1982. Mataldia was published in 1988. Roald Dahl passed on November 23, 1990, at the age of 73.
Roald Dahl: From Books To Film

James and the Giant Peach

There are so many amazing quotes in Roald Dahls books. " There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours and you haven't even stared wondering about" -James and the Giant Peach, is one of my favorite quotes from one his most beloved children books. This quote expresses how you have to live life to the fullest. Also this quote stands for imagination, don't be afraid of something you can't explain. This book is loved by many, so if you have not read this book( even if your an adult) read it, it will put a smile on your face.