Roald Dahl Author Study

By Chase Dudum

Early Life

Born on September 13th 1916 in Llandaff, Wales. Two years later his sister was born and they moved to Radyr. His father and older sister die and a second sister is born in 1920 and moves back Wales. attends school in 1923 and then in 1929 he moves to Repton where he finishes his school days. In 1934 he starts working at shell and five years later he joins the Royal Air Force or RAF.

Later Life

He was posted in Libya for a short time before he was in a plane accident in 1940 and a year later he rejoins the RAF in Athens,Greece. He returns to Britain to work on gremlins from 1942-1943. In 1951 he meets American actor Patrica Neal and 2 years later they got married. They have 3 girls and a boy named Olivia, Tessa, Theo, Ophelia, and Lucy Dahl. In the 1960s and 1980s some of his best work was made. In 1981 Patricia and Roald get divorced. Roald died nine years later on November 23 1990.

Important Dates

09/13/1916 Roald Dahl was born in Wales. 1918 his sister Else is born and his family moves to Radyr. 1920 his father and older sister die and his sister Asta is born. 1923 he starts going to school. 1929 Roald moves to Repton where he finishes his school days. 1951 he meets Patricia Neal and in 1953 they get married. 1955 His first child is born, Olivia and two years in 1957 his second child is born, Tessa. 1960 his third child id born, Theo and two years later in 1960 Olivia dies. 1965 Patricia suffers strokes in LA and his forth child is born, Lucy. 1967 his mother dies. 1981 Patricia and Roald get divorced and eleven years later Roald dies 11/23/1990.

What He Has Written

His ten most well known books are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, The Gremlins, Boy, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Twits, and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.
Roald Dahl December 1984

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox is my favorite Roald Dahl book because it is a good story with a good plot and it is also funny. I would highly recommend that you read this book and also see the movie version, both are funny and have the same basic plot and storyline.