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
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.