Roald Dahl a novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter. He was born in Wales to Norwegian parents, served in the Royal Air Force during World War II.
He rose to fame in the 40`s with his works for children and adults and became one of the world’s best-selling authors. His short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children’s books for their unsentimental and often very dark humour.
His books are so well written, humorous and very entertaining. Children break free from their cruel oppressors (adults) and go on to have the most amazing adventures. Goodness triumphs; revenge is sweet; evil is punished. It's no wonder that children have continued to enjoy Dahl's tales for decades, as have younger children who have and still do enjoy having Dahl's books read to them.
In all, Dahl wrote 22 children's books, including three books that were published after his death. His most well-known children's books include:
Roald Dahl was always full of fun and mischief and loved all kinds of jokes - the sillier the better! Here is a marvellous collection of Roald Dahls favourites along with hilarious jokes from todays leading comedians and from children around the country.
The seven stories in this collection are fine examples of the bizarre and the wholly unexpected world that Roald Dahl made his own. It includes not only the trademark dark humour but a short essay on how he started writing also his first ever story.
Mr & Mrs Twit are extremely nasty. So the Muggle-Wump monkeys & the Roly-Poly bird hatch a plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve. This is a tale with an ingenious twist read by Richard Ayoade.
Draw your own Chocolate Factory! Design a fantastic home for Mr Fox! Dream some dreams! Write draw and imagine your way through this fun collection of creative activities all inspired by the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.
The story of James who has lived with his two beastly aunts ever since his parents were eaten up outside London Zoo. Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker are really horrible people and make poor Jamess life a misery.
Matildas parents have called her some terrible things. The truth is shes a genius and theyre the stupid ones. Find out how she gets the better of them and her spiteful headmistress as well as discovering that she has a very special power.
Charlie Bucket cant believe his luck when he finds a Golden Ticket and wins the chance of a lifetime: a magical day witnessing the miraculous creation of the most delectable eatables ever made. At the back of this edition of the classic story are facts about the story and its author.
This is a collection of comic and often gory versions of popular fairy tales. Meet Cinderella a young woman who wants to marry a nice ordinary man; and Goldilocks that house-breaker who gobbles up your porridge and then breaks up the Chippendale.
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