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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl, an immortal timeless classic author that will live through future generations to come, the works produced by Roald Dahl are both memorable and original which makes a lasting impression on readers for both children and adults. Did you know Roald Dahl was a spy, a fighter pilot, a medical inventory before he completed his special and entertaining work in children's books. Often the first author people would think of when kids books are mentioned is Roald Dahl, the beloved stories of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda are some of the most memorable books made into animations and movies. You can browse our bestsellers category for more classic and amazing titles.

Roald Dahl produced 19 children’s books in his career, often his stories follow a young child seeking revenge on evil adults and wrongdoers, this style appeared throughout his work. With Roald Dahl’s creative mind and storytelling, he managed to invent more than 500 words and character names, words such as Oompa-Loompa, scrumdiddlyumptious, snozzcumbers and frobscottle. Roald Dahl named his language Gobblefunk. Did you know that Oxford University Press created a unique Roald Dahl Dictionary which featured nearly 8000 words he used in his stories. Much of Roald Dahl’s ideas was inspired by his surroundings growing up, such as the taste-test done in Roald Dahl’s school of chocolate from Cadbury. In 1943, Roald Dahl wrote his first children’s book called the Gremlins. The story was actually inspired by his time working as a pilot, the idea was that Gremlins would cause all sorts of problems within the aeroplanes mechanics. Several decades later, it inspired the director Steven Spielberg to create the popular film Gremlins.

“There followed a burst of literary energy: in 1961 James and the Giant Peach was published in the US, followed by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald then wrote screenplays for the James Bond hit You Only Live Twice and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well as adult novels such as Kiss Kiss. Fantastic Mr. Fox was published in 1970, the year before the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was released. The rest of the decade saw the publication of many other classics, including Danny the Champion of the World, The Enormous Crocodile, and My Uncle Oswald.” -