The Life of Roald Dahl

By: Alexa Winograd

Roald's Early Life

Roald Dahl is well known for his best selling books and short films. He was born in Llanadaff, South Wales on September 13, 1916. The first chapter of his life included the First World War. After his father and his sister passed away, he began school in Wales. Then he began working at Shel Oil as his first job. Soon, he got bored working and adventured in Africa right before the Second World War started. A few years later, he met Patricia Nealand, and his career as a writer began.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

When Willy Wonka decides to let five children into his chocolate factory, he decides to release five golden tickets in five separate chocolate bars, causing complete mayhem. The tickets start to be found, with the fifth going to a very special boy, called Charlie Bucket. With his Grandpa, Charlie joins the rest of the children to experience the most amazing factory ever. But not everything goes to plan within the factory. This story shares every adventure any child would want to be in!

Roald's Later Life

Throughout the 1960's and 1970's is when Roald's short stories became the best known books. The 1970's introduced his first film called Charlie and Chocolate Factory. He received many awards for publications of many best known children's stories. Roald had a great senior life spending time with his new wife. Sadly, he caught an infection and died at age 74, on November 23, 1990 in Oxford, England.