Roald Dahl Author Study Project

by Anthony Soliz

Early Life

Roald Dahl was born in Whales, to Norwegian parents. His father, Harald, died when Roald was very young. The family moved after his fathers death, back to Whales (they'd previously been in Radys). Roald spent all of his school years in Whales.

After school, he worked for Shell Oil, and eventually, somehow, joined the Royal Air Force in World War 2. He returns to Britain shortly after a plane crash, where he's encouraged to write about his experiences in the war. He ends up being published in the Washington Post, where he goes on to work on the TV show, The Gremlins.

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Later Life

Dahl first published a short story collection, quickly followed by his first novel - Some Time Never. He married Patricia Neal, at age 37. One notable novel written by Dahl, is James and the Giant Peach.
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Another, is Matilda, as well as the Fantastic Mr. Fox
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, written by Roald Dahl, is perhaps one of the most renown books of all time. The book begins, with the owner of Wonka Chocolate Factory, Mr. Willy Wonka himself, deciding to open the factory's gates to 5 children and their parents. He hides 5 golden tickets, inside chocolate bar wrappers. 4 children have already found it, each with a plain flaw. When our character Charlie, a young boy in poverty, finds the last golden ticket, he's the center of attention.
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