Roald Dahl

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Dahl's Early Life

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide. He was born in September 13th, 1916. Dahl focused on Children's, adults' literature, horror, mystery, and fantasy genres. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century." He had an incredible career and sold an unbelievable amount of copies.

Dahl's Later Life

He had many great stories, such as Willy Wonka, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Twits, you name it. Going to his personal life he married the actress Patricia Neal. Then in 1957 his first daughter Tessa was born. He later had three more daughters and a son. After an incredible career he finally died on November 23, 1990 at the age of 74.

The Twits

This is by far my favorite piece by Roald Dahl because it is so funny, unpredictable, exciting, and clever. I also love this book because I have read it so many times and it never gets old. The characters in this book make you laugh so hard and every chapter gets better and better. This book really got me to see how creative Roald Dahl can be and how talented he is at what he does. I have not read all of his books but I hope to some day, and if you have not read The Twits, read it!

This crazy video gives you a clue on what "The Twits" is like.

Trailer: Roald Dahl's The Twits, mischievously adapted by Enda Walsh