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TODAY IS ROALD DAHL BIRTHDAY a few facts

on September 12, 2015

TODAY IS ROALD DAHL BIRTHDAY TO ME HE ONE OF THE BEST AUTHOR OF CHILDREN BOOK EVER
A FEW FACTS ABOUT HIM

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Dahl has such an unusual first name due to fact that his parents spelt his name wrong on the Register of Births. From this non-literary background came one of the masters of children’s literature.

His dad was Norwegian when he was 14 he had a terrible accident and had to have his left arm amputated . As a young man Harald moved to Cardiff to set up a very successful shipbroking business

Sofia his mum was also Norwegian she married Harald in 1911 they had 5 children Roald was the only boy

At 7 Roald sister Astri died of appendicitis his dad died of a broken heart 3 months later roald himself was only 3 at the time
There went each year on holiday to Norway

Today Roald Dahl is one of the worlds most beloved children writes he was born in wales He was educated in England .He work for shell oil in Africa and during war world2 he was a air force pilot

He died on the 23th of November 1990

Roald had 5 children himself one of his son died at 7 of measles that was the same that his sister died at .

Roald wrote in pencil only a yellow pencil with a rubber on the end he would get 6 ready before he started to write they would last a hour before he need to resharpend
He would also only write in american yellow legal pads he got them from New York
When Roald had finished writing he would gave Wendy his secretary the pile of yellow paper to turn into a neat printed manuscript to be sent to the publisher

Charlie and the chocolate factory is one of his best know book it came out in 1964 and still one of the most read children book today i loved the film too

Roald Dahl was writing a third Charlie Bucket story, Charlie Bucket and the White House, but he died before the book could be completed.

Dahl often based his characters on people he had met in real life. For example, it is said that the grandmother in The Witches is inspired by his own mother, Sofie.

His teachers didn’t think he was very good at writing when he was at school, but Roald Dahl excelled at sport. He was a very good footballer and he enjoyed playing squash.

Roald is must less well know for his help with seriously ill children

A FEW OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS BY HIM

George’s Marvellous Medicine, because of the dog’s bottom mouth description of Grandma!

Lucy says Very hard to choose. Probably The Twits, because they were just so fabulusly horrible to each other.

Gina says Matilda because it was such an adventure & The BFG because he was so sweet. https://t.co/F9qDhSl1Gh

Gurd
George’s Marvellous Medicine! It was full of laughs & really exciting.

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5 responses to “TODAY IS ROALD DAHL BIRTHDAY a few facts

  1. Lucy Ends says:

    Great post. Happy Roald Dahl Day, AJ. 🙂 x

  2. I didn’t know he was born in Wales! I have to agree with Lucy I think, I love The Twits too.
    Amanda.

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