Roald Dahl

By: Nick Gookins

Early Life

Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 in Llandaff, Wales. He had a younger sister, Else, who was born then their family moved to Radyr. His other sister was born around the same time the father, Harald, died in 1920. After that the family moved back to Llandaff, Wales in 1921. In 1923 he attended Llandaff Cathedral School. Later on, in 1925, he begins schooling at St. Peters, western-super-mare. Then Roald moves to Repton, where he spends the rest of his school days.

Later Life

In his later life he works for Shell Oil in 1934. He also adventured in Africa in 1939 before the second war outbreak. Then he rejoins the RAF squadron. After that he becomes a writer. He became a writer because he met a british novelist who told him to write about his experiences in the desert. His first short story collection was published and he returns to the UK.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The book Fantastic Mr. Fox, by Roald Dahl, is about a fox named Mr. Fox who has a family that he can't feed on his own. In order to feed his family he steals food from the mean farmers next to them. The reason they haven't caught Mr. Fox is because it is very easy for him to outwit the farmers. When the farmers get feed up with Mr. Fox they attempt to capture and kill him by waiting out side the families hole so they can't get out and steal from them. Mr. Fox then tries to burrow a whole to the farmers house so they don't starve. While digging the tunnels he is being helped by a badger and when they bring back the food they gathered Mr. Fox invites all the other starving animal families to eat and celebrate with them. Mean while the two farmers are still waiting for the Mr. Fox come out. This is a funny book that i would recommend others to read.
Roald Dahl a Biography