by Emily Salisbury
Roald's Early Life
In 1935 Roald began working for Shell Oil, but that job soon ended when World War 2 broke out and he joined the Royal Airforce in 1939. He was soon in a plane crash, which left him unable to fly, so he decided to focus on his writing. He wrote a short story about his time serving in the war, and the newspaper publishers were so impressed with it, that they published it in 1942. That same year he began working on The Gremlins.
Roald Dahl's Later Life
He wrote many stories, but his most popular include The BFG Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He sadly passed away on November 23rd, 1990 at age 74.
This book is about a little boy named Charlie and his Grandpa Joe. They are both very poor and are living off the money Charlie's dad makes, which is not a lot. Every night, Charlie goes to his grandpa's room to hear stories about the mysterious, closed down chocolate factory, and it's mysterious owner, Willy Wonka. They suddenly hear news that the factory is going to be open for one day, but only for the 5 people who get a golden ticket in their chocolate bar. Charlie magically gets one and Grandpa Joe takes him to the chocolate factory. Willy Wonka is a bit nuts, and his factory crazy, but the plot twists and turns to create a book for the young and old to enjoy.