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.
Danny thinks the world of his father but imagine his surprise when he finds out hes been breaking the law! Even grown-ups bend the rules sometimes but Danny knows his father is still good kind and clever and full of exciting ideas.
What else could a giraffe with an extending neck a pelican with an expanding beak and an athletic little monkey be but the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company? When the trio are invited to try and clean all 677 windows belonging to His Grace The Duke of Hampshire it is no wonder they have the most incredible fun.
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