Roald Dahl

Emma Bone

Early Life

Roald Dahl was born on September 13th, 1916, in Wales to Norwegian parents, and spent his early years in a town called Llandaff. His younger sister, Else, was born in 1918, and after that his family moved to Radyr. A few years later, Dahl's older sister and father dies, and he started to go to school in Wales in 1925, he was nine years old.

In 1929, he moved to Repton to spend the rest of his schooling there. After he finished school, he got a job at Shell and traveled to Dar-es-Salaam to work for them in 1938. Finally, in November 1939, he joined the Royal Air Force as World War ll broke out.

Dahl in the Royal Air Force

Roald Dahl was in the Royal Air Force to fight for World War ll from 1939 to 1942. During that time, he was posted in places like Washington, Libya, and Greece. He was also involved in a plane crash, but he and most of the people on board survived.

Dahl's Stories

After leaving the Royal Air Force, Dahl began to work on writing short stories, books, and screenplays for movies. In 1946, Dahl began the work on The Gremlins and later, in 1943, his first short story collection was published in the UK. From that point on, he began to continue to write books and stories. Most of his most famous works are children's books, but he did also publish many adult novels. Some of his most famous works include, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Magic Finger, Fantastic Mr.Fox, Matilda, and The BFG.

Dahl's works have become a huge success. His simple yet quirky and entertaining children's stories are often some of the first novel's children ever read. His stories have been adapted into countless movies, television specials, and even Broadway shows. It's safe to say that a lot of children in America have read and loved at least one of Dahl's fun stories.

Later Life

Dahl continued to write stories right up until he died. He unfortunately died on November 23rd, 1990, at age seventy-four. He may have passed, but his legacy continues on as people continue to read and love his stories.
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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is maybe Roald Dahl's best known story. The story follows Charlie Bucket, a small town boy who just wants to help out his family, and his winning of one of the 5 Golden Tickets, which let him go on a tour of the famous Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory! Charlie gets to go on an adventure with the five other children and their parents through the chocolate factory, with Willy Wonka himself. Follow Charlie's adventure through the mysterious Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory, read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
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Roald Dahl December 1984