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Roald Dahl S.C.
Transcript of Roald Dahl S.C.
Birth and Death
Roald Dahl was born on September 3,1916 in Llandaff, South Wales. He died in Oxford, United Kingdom near his house in Oxfordshire, England. The cause of his death at 74 is a rare blood disorder called myelo-dysplastic anaemia. He was buried at St.Paul and St.Peter's church in Great Missenden. He was buried with chocolates, HB pencils, some very good burgundy, and a power saw.
Dahl's parents were Norwegian parents. When Roald was only 4, his father Harald,passed away.His sister Astri died a few months before his dad when she was only 7. His mother Sofie died November 17,1967.He had 6 siblings.
While Dahl was a World War II royal fighter pilot he crash landed in Alexadria,Egypt which left him with serious injuries to his skull,spine,and hip.After his injuries he didn't fight anymore.He transfered to Washington D.C..Here he became an assistant air attache.While he was in Washinton he met with C.S. Forrster who encouraged him to start writing.Forrester has written 12 novels.
About His Writing
Dahl wrote books for adults and children. Lots of people enjoy his writing.This is what he is well known for. He has written 19 children's books including Matilda,The BFG,and James and the Giant Peach.
James and the Giant Peach-1961
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-1964
By Shea Carroll
Roald was first married to,actress,Patricia Neal.He waas married to her from 1953-1983 which was 20 years.After they got divorced he married Felcity d'Abreu Crosland in 1983.They were only married for 7 years however.He had 5 children. They were Tessa,Lucy,Ophelia,Olivia, and Theo Dahl.
As a child Dahl had some tragedies. His father and sister died when he was only 4. But he had good parts too. He spent his summers with his grandparents. His first school was Llandaff Cathedral School.There his principal gave him a harsh beating for playing a practical joke. After this his mom enrolled him at St. Peter's which is a british boarding school.This was his dad's wish.
Some Books He Wrote
I have read the book Matilda by this great author. It is also a movie and a Broadway play. I thought that Matilda was very funny It had very nice and descriptive word choices. I love that there is also a little mystery to it.There is dialogue to but not too much.The movie is pretty much the same except for some dialogue. I liked the movie but i always like the books better. I think Roald is a great writer.
Life and family
"Children are ... highly critical. And they lose interest so quickly. You have to keep things ticking along. And if you think a child is getting bored,
you must think up something that jolts it back. Something that tickles. You have to know what children like."
– Roald Dahl
"As I went on, the stories became less and less realistic and more fantastic. But becoming a writer was pure fluke. Without being asked to, I doubt if I'd ever have thought of it."
– Roald Dahl
"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."
– Roald Dahl
"The writer for children must be a jokey sort of a fellow. He must like simple tricks and jokes and riddles and other childish things. He must be ... inventive. He must have a really first-class plot."
– Roald Dahl
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