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Roald Dahl Presentation
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1916-1990 Life of Roald Dahl Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Whales on September 13th 1916 Major Life Events More Life Events In 1960 at 4 months old son Theo suffered brain damage from a road accident. He later recovered fully thanks to Dahl and 2 friends who created a valve that drained fluid from the brain He is the only son of a second marriage. He has six sibilings between his parents previous marriages. Dahl was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder: myelo-dyspastic anaemia in 1990. He died from the disorder on November 23rd 1990 at the age of 74. In 1965 Patricia suffered 3 strokes at age 39 during her pregnancy with youngest child Lucy. She did recover and gave birth to a healthy baby. Olivia died at age 7 from measles that developed into encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) In 1983 he married Felicity Crosland. A few months before his death his stepdaughter Lorina died from a brain tumor. After he died his wife Felicity and ex-wife Patricia became friends and celebrated holidays together for the children. Dahl Philosophy Dahl said "to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage." Dahl had a passion for teaching children to become readers. One more Philosophy Dahl hoped to get children hooked into reading so he offered stories they wanted to read and used language that was simple and accurate to help new readers stay reading Dahl's Quotes "A little nonsense now and the then is relished by the wisest men." "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Dahl's Quotes "So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place install a lovely bookcase on the wall."- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory "A person who has good thoughts cannot be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked moth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."-The Twits Dahl's Quotes "So Matilda's strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful comforting message: You are not alone."-Matilda More of Dahl's Quotes "Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it." "And Charlie, don't forget about what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted. He lived happily ever after."-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory "It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful."-Matilda "Children's books are harder to write. It's tougher to keep a child interested because a child doesn't have the concentration of an adult. The child knows the television is in the next room. It's tough to hold a child, but it's a lovely thing to try to do." References http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/13/roald-dahl-quotes-_n_1878331.html
http://www.roalddahl.com/ Reviews of Dahl's books "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is among the elite of children's literature."-Spin Magazine (Finland)
"There could hardly be a better heroine for today's children. She (Matilda) is super-intelligent and a voracious reader of challenging reader"-The Times (UK)
"Esio Trot reveals Roald Dahl at his sunniest and best... Quentin Blakes drawings make a perfect accompaniment" Compilation of Dahl's children books The Gremlins (1943)
James and the Giant Peach (1961)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)
The Magic Finger (1 June 1966)
Fantastic Mr Fox (9 December 1970)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (9 January 1972)
Danny, the Champion of the World (30 October 1975)
The Enormous Crocodile (24 August 1978)
The Twits (17 December 1980)
George's Marvellous Medicine (21 May 1981)
The BFG (14 October 1982) –
The Witches (27 October 1983)
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (26 September 1985)
Matilda (21 April 1988) –
Esio Trot (19 April 1989)
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (9 May 1990)
The Minpins (8 August 1991)
Revolting Rhymes (10 June 1982)
Dirty Beasts (25 October 1984)
Rhyme Stew (21 September 1989) Dahl's Poetry The Mildenhall Treasure (1946, 1977, 1999)
Boy – Tales of Childhood (1984)
Going Solo (1986)
Measles, a Dangerous Illness (1988)
Memories with Food at Gipsy House (1991)
Roald Dahl's Guide to Railway Safety (1991)
My Year (1993)
Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes (1994),
Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes (2001) Non-Fiction Sometime Never: A Fable for Supermen (1948)
My Uncle Oswald (1979)
Short story collections
Over To You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying (1946)
Someone Like You (1953)
Lamb to the Slaughter (1953)
Kiss Kiss (1960)
Twenty-Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl (1969)
Switch Bitch (1974)
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More (1977)
The Best of Roald Dahl (1978)
Tales of the Unexpected (1979)
More Tales of the Unexpected (1980)
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories (1983).
The Roald Dahl Omnibus (Dorset Press, 1986)
Two Fables (1986). "Princess and the Poacher" and "Princess Mammalia".
Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life: The Country Stories of Roald Dahl (1989)
The Collected Short Stories of Dahl (1991)
The Roald Dahl Treasury (1997)
The Man From the South
The Great Automatic Grammatizator (1997).
Skin And Other Stories (2000)
Roald Dahl: Collected Stories (2006) Adult fiction Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Dahl's best-known book has everything: grotesque characters, ludicrous situations and, of course, chocolate! Who could ask for more? When Charlie Bucket wins the last "Golden Ticket" to get a free tour of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, he soon discovers that his fellow winners have bitten off far more than they can chew. The Witches http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/sep/13/top-10-roald-dahl-children-books The Grand High Witch has a simple but fiendishly clever plan to rid England of its children: her hags will take over all the sweet shops, and sell doctored sweets to the children, turning them into mice. (Did I say simple?) Fortunately, a boy overhears their villainous scheming. Unfortunately, something happens to Jack that makes it nearly impossible to end their scheming. Matilda Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!
-The Times As a child Dahl loved to read. His mother would tell him and his siblings stories about Norwegian creatures. He has memories of his father being an avid diary writer. Dahl kept his own diaries beginning at age 8. His writing career didn't start until years later in 1942. Dahl was married twice. His first marriage was to Broadway and Hollywood actress Patricia Neal and they had 5 children. His second marriage was to Felicity Crossland In 1920 his father and sister died