Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.
After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.
Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.
Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com
Great book from my childhood! Got it for my nephew and he loved it. We ended up watching the movie rendition after he read it and it was too fun.Published 4 days ago by Katie
I loved this book! I've seen both movies, my favorite is the one I saw as a child, but they both pulled elements from the book and took Hollywood license with it. Read morePublished 10 days ago by kitty
My son loved it. Proud I got to share it with him! It was as good as I remember from it being read to me all those years ago.Published 29 days ago by brian felkel