2. Roald Dahl is a children’s
author and he wrote the
classic Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory and
James and the Giant
Peach, among many other
3. Facts & Family Life:
0 Born September 13, 1916 in Llandaff South Wales.
0 He died November 23, 1990 in Oxford England.
0 His parents were Norwegian.
0 His first wife’s name was Patricia Neal. She was an actress.
0 His second wife’s name was Felicity Ann d'Abreu. (1983-1990)
0 He has five children: Olivia, Chantal Theo, Ophelia and Lucy.
0 Tragically, Olivia died in 1962.
Growing up Roald went to several schools:
Llandaff Cathedral School
St Peters Preparatory School
Repton Public School
He graduated in 1932. He did not want to
go to university afterwards, even though
his mother offered to pay for the tuition.
When Dahl was 13, he went to a
Repton Public school. This school was
harsh and cruel to the students.
However, the happiest memory he has
of that time was when the chocolate
company Cadbury sent boxes of
chocolate to the school. This memory
gave Roald the idea for his most famous
novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
6. 5 Facts About Roald Dahl
0 He was a Hurricane fighter pilot during World
War II. He served in the military for 7 years.
0 He loved chocolate, but not chocolate cake or
chocolate ice cream.
0 He did not start writing for children until he
had children of his own.
0 He wrote all of his children's stories in a small
hut at the bottom of his garden.
0 He always wrote in pencil on yellow paper.
7. List of Books:
0 He wrote many children books; some of them became
movies. He has many other literature as well.
0 Click Here for a complete list of his work.