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									Roald DahlRoald Dahl
Kids and adults alike love Roald Dahl’s deliciously wicked books. Loved for their gleefully evil villains and their often mischievous sensibility, Dahl’s books introduce us to fantastic creatures and bizarre places -- and encourage our imaginations to run wild.

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Fact File

Name:
Roald Dahl
Date of Birth:
September 13, 1916
Place of Birth:
Llandaff, Wales, England
Date of Death:
November 23, 1990
Place of Death:
Oxford, England
Awards:
Edgar Allan Poe Awards, 1954 and 1959; Whitbread Award (for The Witches), 1983





The Best Book to Read First

Selected Works

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								James and the Giant Peach, Author: 
								Roald Dahl, Lane Smith (Illustrator).

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James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
James and the Giant Peach has elements of the traditional fairy tale -- its hero is an orphan who is tormented by wicked mother-substitutes -- updated here to include rhyme-spouting insects, a tragic rhinoceros accident and a trip by peach to New York. Grab this sublimely silly book and read it to the nearest nine-year-old -- you'll both be splitting your sides in no time.
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								Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Author: 
								Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator), Quentin  Blake (Illustrator).
*  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)
*  Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970)
*  Danny the Champion of the World (1975)
*  The Twits (1980)
*  George's Marvelous Medicine (1981)
*  The BFG (1982)
*  Matilda (1988)
*  The Minpins (1991)

*  See the Roald Dahl chronology


Not for Children

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								The Roald Dahl Omnibus: Perfect Bedtime Stories for Sleepless Nights, Author: 
								Roald Dahl.

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The Roald Dahl Omnibus: Perfect Bedtime Stories for Sleepless Nights
by Roald Dahl
Although known most widely as a children's book author, Roald Dahl also wrote for adults. Like his books for children, his fiction for adults is by turns dark, comical, disturbing, and full of unlikely heros and bizarre twists. These unsettling, brilliant stories will keep you up at night; first, turning the pages, and second, lying awake.

*  Skin and Other Stories   by Roald Dahl
*  Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected   by Roald Dahl
*  Switch Bitch   by Roald Dahl



Where'd the Gremlins Come From?

Dahl's first book for children, The Gremlins, (1943) was a story about the mythical creatures that sabotaged British planes. (Dahl claimed for most of his life that he had coined the term "gremlins," but it had been in use by members of the Royal Air Force for years.) Walt Disney planned to use it as the basis for a movie, but the project was scrapped, and only 5,000 copies of the book were ever printed.



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								Boy, Author: 
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Boy
by Roald Dahl
There are some wonderful biographies about Roald Dahl, but for the most charming account of his sunny childhood, you could do no better than read his own memoir of his mischievous boyhood, appropriately titled -- what else? -- Boy.

*Roald Dahl: A Biography  by Jeremy Treglown
*Roald Dahl: The Champion Storyteller  by Andrea Shavick, Alan Marks (Illustrator)
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								Matilda, Author: 
								Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator).

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Matilda
by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Some of Dahl's enchanting, memorable, unique children's books were made into some enchanting, memorable, unique children's movies. Dahl's highly visual stories -- with their plucky child heroes and deliciously evil villains -- made for colorful films that children (and adults) love watching.

*See Roald Dahl's forays into film
Additional information from About the Author, © Alfred and Emily Glossbrenner and Cader Company Inc. 2002