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Roald Dahl

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Kathryn Bedford

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Roald Dahl Legacy Roald Dahl passed away on November 23, 1990 from a rare blood disorder called Myelo-dysplastic anaemia.

Since his death, Dahl's sales have continued to grow exponentially.

He is still regarded as "the most successful children's writer in the whole world, without question." (Appleyard - "The Independent") The Beginning From 5 to 7, Dahl attended Llandraff Cathedral School.
His only memories are of lingering outside the candy store.

At the age of 9, he went to St. Peter's prep school.
"cane-wielding headmaster"
Captain Hardcastle --> Miss Trunchball

At 13, he went to his first public school, Repton.
English professor: "quite incapable of marshalling his thoughts of paper."
Cadbury's chocolate factory next door. Awards Won Roald Dahl never won a Caldecott or Newberry award for any book he ever wrote.

He did however win:
Edgar Allen Poe Award (1954, 1959, 1980)
New York Times Outstanding Books Award (1983)
Whitbread Award (1983)
Nation's Favorite Children's Book - BBC (1998)
Millennium Children's Book Award (2000) Tragedy First wife, Pat, suffered from three back to back strokes in 1965.

Olivia, the eldest of five children, died from measles and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).

5 month old son, Theo, was rendered brain-damaged after a car accident Notable Works The Gremlins (1943)*
James and the Giant Peach (1961)*
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)**
Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970)*
The Enormous Crocodile (1978)
The BFG [Big Friendly Giant] (1982)
The Witches (1983)*
Matilda (1988)*
http://www.roalddahl.com/ "If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it." What distinguishes Dahl from other authors is his remembrance of what it's like to be young! Did you know that Roald Dahl...? Stood at a staggering 6'6", but was still accepted as a fighter pilot in WWII.

Endured a crash landing in 'no man's land,' where he sustained injuries so bad that he had to have his nose pulled out of his face and re-shaped.

He never mastered the typewriter, so he wrote all of his famous works with pencil. His passions: Breeding orchids, chocolate (who would have thought?), wine, collecting paintings, gambling, racing greyhounds, and onions. Yes, onions. Born to Norwegian parents on September 12, 1916. He was raised in Llandraff, Wales.

Father died when he was three, so his mother had to raise Dahl and his five siblings. * Has been made into a motion picture. "If you want to remember what it's like to live in a child's world, you've got to get down on your hands and knees, and live like that for a week." Kathryn Bedford
November 2012 https://sites.google.com/site/kbedford143/ Link to Class Page: 2/3 of his works have been made into a motion picture. Citations Information:

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Roald_Dahl Videos:
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