Roald Dahl

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Early Life

Roald Dahl was born on September 13th in 1916. He was born in Llandoff, Wales. In 1921 Roald Dahl's family moved to the UK. He started school in 1923. After changing schools twice, Roald Dahl left school when he was 18 years old, and started working at Shell. In November of 1939, he joined the Royal Air Force when he was 23.

Later Life

Due to headaches from a plane crash he had got in, Roald Dahl went out of the army and joined the Royal Embassy. Here he met C.S. Forrester, who told him he should start writing. Roald Dahl's first short story collection is published in 1946. Dahl met his future wife, Patricia Neal, and married her when he was 37 in 1953. In the 80's, Dahl wrote and published a lot of his well-known children's books.

Literary Focus- Matilda

Matilda is one of Roald Dahls most well known children's book. I've read it multiple times, and every time I read it, I love it even more. The story takes place in a small English village. Matilda, a small, young girl, is truly the black sheep of the family. While her parents and brother like to eat in front of the TV, she prefers to dive into a good book. When Matilda goes to school, she learns of the awful Ms. Trunchball, and the delightful Ms. Honey. She soon learns of an amazing power she has, and how she can use it. I really recommend this book to people who enjoy stories of conquering hardships... with just a tad of magic. :)