Roald Dahl

By: Brynn Waite

Early life of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales on September 13, 1916. When Roald's younger sister, Else, was born the family moved to Radyr. Sadly, in 1920 Roald's father and older sister died. After that they moved to Llandaff, Wales. And Roald moved to Repton where he spent the rest of his schooldays. Now out of school, Roald began working for Shell Oil in 1939. In December 1942 to April 1943, Roald Dahl began working on the Gremlins. And finally in 1946, his first short story was published.

Later life of Roald Dahl

In 1951, Roald Dahl met an American actress named Patricia Neal. And on July 2nd, 1953, Roald and Patricia got married. Roald's first daughter, Olivia, was born and his only stage play, The Honey, opened in 1955. Then in 1957, their second daughter, Tessa, was born, and his stories started to appear in Alfred Hitchcock Presents. And in 1964, Ophelia Dahl was born. The 1980's was a prolific decade of many of Roald Dahl's best-known children's stories. Sadly, he died on November 23, 1990 at the age of 74.

Matilda, by Roald Dahl

The book, Matilda by Roald Dahl, tells a story of a young girl named Matilda Wormwood. Matilda is a gifted girl, but unfortunately she has to put up with her mean father and mother. Even worse, Matilda has to put up with the principal of the school, Agatha Trunchbull, who is a strict, straight-out bully. But when Matilda finds out she has the gift of telekinesis, she decides to fight back and defend her friends from the principal's wrath and fight back against her unkind parents. I chose this novel by Roald Dahl because, I have read the book, Matilda, at least a thousand times! Reasons why you should read the book is because Matilda Wormwood is a mischievous girl that with her gift of telekinesis, can mess with the principal and her parents. It's so hilarious! To be honest, the novel is a short read but the best book in the world. I guarantee you will want to read this book again! So, pick up the book right now and read it, seriously your it's mind-blowing! And even better, there is a movie of the book, and believe me it's as funny as the book. So, read the book, Matilda, by Roald Dahl.
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