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Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl Biography
Roald Dahl is one of the world’s greatest children’s book authors. Born in Wales in 1916 to Norwegian parents, he was a mischievous child and was always in trouble at school.

His dark, unsentimental stories are said to have been influenced by several tragedies during his lifetime. When he was just three, his sister and father died within months of each other and many years later, his son Theo was injured in an accident and his daughter Olivia, died of measles, aged just 7.

Having loved the magical Norwegian folk stories his mother used to tell him as a child, he invented bedtime stories for his own children and these grew into the tales we love today. His tales often star child heroes fighting awful grown-ups. From George, who concocts a tonic to cure his horrid Grandma in George’s Marvellous Medicine, to orphan James who escapes his vile aunties by squashing them with an enormous peach in James and the Giant Peach – the good children always triumph.

Aside from children’s books, Roald Dahl also wrote two collections of grisly children’s poems – Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts and was a prolific adult short story writer too. He delighted in shocking readers of all ages.

Roald Dahl Facts
His books have sold more than 200 million copies and been translated into 60 languages!

David Walliams says Roald Dahl is his hero and is often compared to him. Illustrator Quentin Blake has illustrated both Roald Dahl books and David Walliams books.

If you’re a real Roald Dahl fan, there’s a brilliant Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, where he lived for 30 years.

Our favourite Roald Dahl book characters
- Miss Honey in Matilda
- Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Danny in Danny the Champion of the World

Our favourite Roald Dahl book quotes
- “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” (The Twits)
- “Whizzpopping is a sign of happiness. It is music in our ears! You surely is not telling me that a little whizzpopping is forbidden among human beans?” (The BFG)
- “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.” (Matilda)

 
Roald Dahl Children's Books
Book pages The BFG
The BFG
49 Reviews

11th February '16

Book pages The Twits
The Twits
45 Reviews

6th September '07

Book pages Matilda
Matilda
15 Reviews

11th February '16

Book pages BFG
BFG
10 Reviews

7th February '13

Book pages The Magic Finger
The Magic Finger
10 Reviews

11th February '16

Book pages The Twits
The Twits
9 Reviews

7th May '15

Book pages Esio Trot
Esio Trot
8 Reviews

11th February '16

Book pages Matilda
Matilda
7 Reviews

10th July '15

Book pages The Twits
The Twits
7 Reviews

1st September '10

Book pages The Witches
The Witches
5 Reviews

7th February '13

Book pages The BFG
The BFG
5 Reviews

1st September '16

Book pages Matilda
Matilda
4 Reviews

7th February '13

Book pages Matilda
Matilda
4 Reviews

15th August '06

Book pages The BFG
The BFG
4 Reviews

2nd June '16

Book pages Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
4 Reviews

11th February '16

Book pages Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
3 Reviews

2nd January '14

Book pages The Minpins
The Minpins
3 Reviews

13th December '04

Book pages BFG
BFG
2 Reviews

3rd June '10

Book pages BFG
BFG
2 Reviews

3rd September '15

Book pages Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
2 Reviews

1st February '13

Book pages The Magic Finger
The Magic Finger
2 Reviews

1st February '13

Book pages Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
2 Reviews

6th September '07

Book pages Esio Trot
Esio Trot
2 Reviews

6th March '14

Book pages The Witches
The Witches
2 Reviews

11th February '16

Book pages Songs and Verse
Songs and Verse
2 Reviews

31st March '16

Book pages The Twits
The Twits
2 Reviews

11th February '16

Book pages Going Solo
Going Solo
2 Reviews

3rd March '16

Book pages Going Solo
Going Solo
1 Reviews

4th July '13

Book pages Dirty Beasts
Dirty Beasts
1 Reviews

30th August '12

Book pages Dirty Beasts
Dirty Beasts
1 Reviews

1st May '14

Book pages The Minpins
The Minpins
1 Reviews

4th September '08

Book pages The Minpins
The Minpins
1 Reviews

1st September '99

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