Roald Dahl's Life

By: Jordan Garson

Early Life

Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 in Wales. After his sister was born his family moved to Radyr. Soon after that they moved to the UK. In 1934 after he had finishes school he started working for Shell Oil Company. When World War 2 started he joined the Air Force. After a plane crash he was involved in, he no longer was in the Air Force. So he started writing books and short stories. In 1948 his first book was published, Some Time Never. In 1955 his daughter was born. Then later in 1964 he published Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

Later Liife

In 1970 he published Fantastic Mr.Fox. In 1972 Charlie and The Chocolate Factory was made into a movie. In 1980 he published the Twits. The next year he separated from his wife, Paula. In 1990 his book Witches is made into a movie. On November 23, 1990 Roald Dahl died at the age of 74. In 1996 Matilda and James and The Giant Peach are released as movies. In 2006 the first Roald Dahl day takes place. In 2010 his book Matilda becomes a hit musical and win 7 awards. In 2014 the 50th annniversary of Willie Wonka happens.

Literature Focus

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is one of Roald Dahl's most famous books. I have read it multiple times and it is a great book. A young boy, Charlie, from a poor family hears about a contest to get a chocolatye bar with the golden ticket in it. The 8 winners get a free tour of Willie Wonkas chocolate factory. Charlie ends up winning and takes a great adventure with his grandpa.
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