Roald Dahl

By Annelise Hardman


Name: Roald Dahl

Born: 13th September 1916 in Llandaff, Wales In the United Kingdom

Occupation: Novelist,poet and a screenwriter

Nationality: British

Started writing books: 1942 aged 26

Genre of books he used to write: Children's,adults' literature.horror,mystery, fantasy and humour

Spouse: Patricia Neal from 1953-1983 then they had 5 kids and then got divorced then he remarried to Felicity Ann d'Abreu had no kids they married in 1983-1990.

Death: 23 November 1990 in Oxford, England in the United kingdom.

Cause of death: Myelodysplastic Syndrome which is the name of a group of conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow and are damaged.

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Most Popular Books

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • The B.F.G.
  • Matilda
  • Danny, the Champion of the World
  • Fantastic Mr Fox
  • The Twits
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
  • Boy
  • Going Solo
  • Esio Trot

Why should people be interested in this campaign? What is so great about the author and their novels?

I definitely recommend people read as many books as you can by Roald Dahl. Roald’s books take you on an adventure that no other author can because he makes up worlds and his books are very entertaining and quit humorous. I especially like the way that Roald that’s makes his books so good and he makes so you can’t stop and you have to keep going. Roald Dahl’s made his books in a series but you don’t have to read them in any order who can whichever one you want to and it won’t ruin any other books. Give Roald Dahl’s books 8½ /10 I recommend read these books if you like reading funny and humorous and also if you like going on adventures. For ages 7-16.

Interesting facts about Roald Dahl

  • Roald's parents were Norwegian
  • He did not start to write children's books till he had his own children
  • He wrote all of his children's stories in a small hut at the bottom of his garden
  • He was a hurricane fighter pilot in WWII
  • He had 2 steel hips
  • He had 6 Operations on his spine
  • He wrote the screenplays for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • He also wrote the screen play one of the bond movies you only live twice
  • He originally wrote stories short stories for adults
  • He loved to eat chocolate but not chocolate cake or chocolate ice-cream
  • He also wrote his drafts with pencil on yellow paper
  • Is buried in the church yard of St. Peter and St. Paul's church
  • Roald Went to a school which was next door to a chocolate factory
  • He could speak 3 languages in total (English,Norwegian and Swahili
  • The grandmother in his book the witches is based on his mum
  • If he wasn't an author he would have been a doctor
  • His favourite food was caviar
  • Roald Dahl was buried with pencils

Have Roald Dahl won any awards

Yes he has won

  • The edgar award-(is a writers award)
  • The American Mystery Writers award 3 times

What does Roald Dahl like to do when he isn't writing?

He liked to hang out with his children, going for walks and reading his books

Roald Dahl's Accomplishments

  • He his very famous
  • He is known all around the world for his books
  • he has 20+ plus novels and short stories.
  • A lot of his books have become movies
  • One of his books Tales of the Unexpected became a TV Show
  • Some of his books are the most loved children's book in 20th century
  • He is one of the flim favourites by kids of all different ages.

Problems that Roald Dahl may have faced in his life

  • Getting Divorced from his wife when they had been married for 30 years
  • His father and older sister died when he was only 3

What genre does Roald Dahl's book fall under?

  • Children's
  • Adult Literature
  • Horror
  • Mystery
  • Humor

What are some of the themes in books by Roald Dahl?

In his writing Roald tries to make stories that people would enjoy and be wanting more and he also a common theme in his writing was to make it relate to his life and family. In each of his novels a least one of the characters is like himself in real life weather it is good or bad

What did I like about the novel?

I liked the fact that is funny and I also like the fact he made up crazy names for all of the characters

If you could change any scene in the novel, which one would you change? How would you change it?

I would change the scene where Mr Twit ties Mrs Twitt to a tree while Mr Twitt floats up into the air via balloons I would change this scene by making the gravity in this scene a bit stronger and i would of removed the balloons and fly them in a plane to the place they wanted to go

What were the medium/s you used to promote your author and their books?

I used the internet and some of Roald Dahl's books I mainly used this website called I also used my mum to help me with ways to help to make it stand out and really good advertising.

How effectively do you think you were able to use them to promote your author and their books?

I think these mediums were very effect and help my project a lot especially because I wouldn't be able to get the right information on what to do with my assignment and it also helped me to find out other information that I didn't know and that I could pass on to other people to help them

Did you find some mediums easier to communicate through than others?

I found the Internet more easier to use because I could just put or shorten the question straight into google or the search tab and i can just find the answer straight away

Which medium was your favorite to use? Why?

My favourite was the internet because it was fast and easy and if I checked other websites I knew it was reliable.

Synopsis of 2 books- Synopsis 1 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

10 years ago a guy named Willy Wonka first opened his Chocolate factory and they were doing tours and everybody in the town loved, then it shut for a while and it was dusty and it was a spiders home. Then a little boy named Charlie was sitting with all of his family watching TV when an ad popped up that caught their attention it was to get golden tickets to win a chance to do tours so Charlie and his family spent every last cent on buying chocolate bars to win a chance to get to tours the extraordinary once in a life time opportunity. Finally they got one and had a blast of a time they learnt so much and met some interesting people a long the way and they got to learn about some ‘people’ who were there they were called omperloompers who dance and sing for the visitors entertainment, they also travelled down a chocolate river. With people getting lost, eating things they weren’t suppose to, or even turning into a blueberry this book has it all, this book is funny, crazy and Roald Dahl has definitely used his imagination really well. I recommend this book.

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Synopsis 2 Matilda

Matilda is a little girl who lives at home with her mum, dad and her older brother. Her parents are quite mean to Matilda, her dad fixing cars business and her mother likes to down to the local club and play bingo for hours and her brother is usually hanging with his friends so Matilda is usually home by herself.

So she decided to take herself up to the local library and sit there and read, she went up there everyday after school and read until she had nothing left to read because she had read everything in the library. One day both parents were home and so was her brother and matildas was really mad at her parents so she decided to play pranks on them, and they got even angrier at her so they decided to send her to school early. At school she met some nice friends and a really nice teacher who she becomes quite close with, all is fine except when she met her mean principal named miss Trunchball and that is when Matilda’s life gets much worse. This book is surely to make you say oooh and ahhh I definitely recommend this book.

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