We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A month of Dahl!!!

In celebration of Roald Dahl Day on 13 September, I thought that I would dedicate this month's posts to Roald Dahl - my favourite children's author. If you have not read a Roald Dahl book yet, then shame on you!!! Reading Roald Dahl is as much a rite of passage as reading The Catcher in the Rye and watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off. If you have not done any of these things, I just have one question for you... Have you been living under a rock???? These things are very important when it comes to popular culture!!!!! So GO DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, here is some information about Roald Dahl which I have taken from the first page of the Puffin Edition of Roald Dahl's Going Solo...

Roald Dahl was born in 1916 in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and was educated at Repton. At eighteen he went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa... Roald Dahl is one of the most succesful and well known of all children's writers. His books, which are read by children the world over, include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Magic Finger, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Twits, The BFG and the Witches, winner of the 1983 Whitbread Award. Roald Dahl died in 1990 at the age of seventy-four.

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