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Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to"a wonderful faraway place. In 1933 he joined the... show more
Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to"a wonderful faraway place. In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.The BFG is dedicated to the memory of Roald Dahls eldest daughter, Olivia, who died from measles when she was seven - the same age at which his sister had died (fron appendicitis) over forty years before. Quentin Blake, the first Children's Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books.
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Birth date: 1916
Died: 1990
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Dive Into a Good Book!
Dive Into a Good Book! rated it 3 months ago
I LOVE Roald Dahl's, The BFG. Otherwise known as: the Big Friendly Giant. This was the first chapter book I truly enjoyed as I child, and I am currently reading my worn and tattered childhood copy aloud to my son every night. He always begs for me to read one more chapter, reminding me of the same l...
Story of My Life
Story of My Life rated it 3 months ago
What will happen to Sophie now that she is stuck with the BFG? They will work together to stop the other giants, of course! One night the BFG snatches Sophie in the middle of the night to save her from being eaten by the other giants and takes her to his home. There, Sophie learns a lot about the BF...
Books for Future K-6 Students
Books for Future K-6 Students rated it 3 months ago
Matilda is a level S on the Fountas and Pinnell reading level scale. Matilda is about a young girl who has an incredible gift, her intelligence. She is the top of her class even though her parents don't support her, but she doesn't need their support because she has her teacher, Miss Honey, to show ...
Maggie Wiygul ED511
Maggie Wiygul ED511 rated it 3 months ago
Lexile Level: 1020L In this book, the popular children's author Roald Dahl describes his own childhood in a whimsical, descriptive style. Teachers could introduce this book as an example of autobiography. Students could enjoy learning about the author of so many popular and imaginative stories. Stud...
Ms. Benson's Book Blog
Ms. Benson's Book Blog rated it 3 months ago
James lost his parents at a young age and now lives with his two horrid aunts. They make him work all day and never let him play. But one day a mysterious visit gives him some magical green crystals with the promise that these crystals will help him escape his life. Unfortunately before James can us...
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