Who Was Roald Dahl? by True KelleyJust in time for Roahl Dahl Month!
Roald Dahl is one of the most famous childrens book authors ever. Now in this Who Was . . . ? biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning actress. He also wrote books and screenplays for adults. Entertaining and readable, this biography has 80 black-and-white illustrations.
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Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, near Cardiff, on 13 September In , when Roald was just three and a half years old, tragedy struck the Dahl family. In February his older sister Astri, died from an infection following a burst appendix, aged seven, and just weeks later their father, Harald, died of pneumonia. He was so overwhelmed with grief that when he himself went down with pneumonia a month or so afterwards, he did not much care whether he lived or died. In summer he began experiencing debilitating headaches aftereffects of the crash and, deemed unable to fly, was sent home to Britain. Later that day, Dahl put pen to paper.
Great for teachers, homeschoolers and parents alike! Instead, Dahl preferred to do all his writing in an old red book in pencil. Including a power drill, chocolate, snooker cues and of course, his HB pencils. These include a huge ball made of old chocolate wrappers, and a piece of hip bone that he had to have removed! As a child, Roald spoke fluent Norwegian and English.
Roald Dahl wrote seventeen children's stories, and he also produced many works for adults, as well as children's poetry and film scripts.
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Today is Roald Dahl Day - a special day to remember the author who wrote more than 20 children's books, including The Twits, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He died on 23 November - Roald Dahl 13 September 23 November was a British writer.
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He became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the s with works for both children and adults, and he became one of the world's best-selling authors. Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected. They had two children together, Ellen Marguerite and Louis, before her death in Dahl was named after the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen. His first language was Norwegian, which he spoke at home with his parents and his sisters Astri, Alfhild, and Else.