Roald Dahl Smore

By: Sarah O'Keeffe

Roald Dahl's Early Years

Roald Dahl was born on the 13th of September 1916 in Wales. He grew up in Llanclaff. From 1923 through 1925 he attended " Llanclaff Cathedral school " and " St Peters school

' two years later. After finishing school Roald Dahl worked for Shell Oil. Because of Shell oil he was forced to move to Dar-es-Salaam during 1929. Once he was finished working for Shell oil Roald Dahl joined the Royal Air force still in World War two. After many years of serving the Royal Air force he settled down. and ended up marrying Patricia Neal a famous actress. Later on he ended up having 3 children. Two girls and one boy.

Roald Dahl's Later Life

After settling down Roald Dahl ended up marrying Patrica Neal a famous actress. Later on he ended up having 3 children. Two girls and one boy. Marrying his wife and having his kids were big milestones in his life, especially because they were inspiration for him to write. Sadly, in 1962 his daughter Olivia dies, and round about the same time his wife starts having strokes. In 1981, Roald Dahl separates from Patricia and 3 years later remarries. Even after all these tragic events still throughout the 1970s and 1980s Roald Dahl still carried out writing books and short stories.
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The Big Friendly Giant

The story follows a young orphaned girl named Sophie, living in a girl's orphanage run by the cantankerous Mrs. Clonkers. One night, Sophie sees a cloaked giant blowing something like a trumpet into a bedroom window down the street. The giant ends up carrying her to his homeland of Giant Country. There, he identifies himself as the Big Friendly Giant ('BFG'), who nightly blows bottled dreams into the bedrooms of children, and explains the other type of giants that eat humans, mostly children. Because the BFG refuses to eat people or steal food from humans, he subsists on a foul-tasting vegetable known as a snozzcumber.

The big friendly Giant is a very heart warming story and is easy to read for all ages. It has cute story plots, funny humorous events, and shows a great friendship between a little girl and a giant who you would never have assumed would have been friends.

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Roald Dahl Biography and Interview