2. Roald Dahl was an British writer.
He wrote a lot of popular books for children.
He also wrote books for adults.
He was a screenwriter, too.
3. Roald Dahl was born in Llandaf, Wales.
He was born on September 13,
His parents were both Norwegian, but they lived in
Wales. Roald spoke Norwegian at home and English
at school. Dahl attended Llandaff Cathedral School
for just two years.
When he was 3, his sister Astri and his father died
within a short period of time. His mother was left to
care after 6 children all by herself. She used to tell
He went with his mother to Norway
during his summer holidays.
4. When he was 9, he attended to St.
Peter’s, a British Boarding school. He
didn’t like this school because he was
treated poorly and often beaten.
He was very good at sports and was
made captain of two teams
5. After graduating from Repton School,(in
Derby shire) he went to work for the Shell Oil
Company of East Africa.
He was an ace fighter pilot and a spy for
England during World War II.
He lived in Nairobi, Kenya; Iraq; Alexandria,
Egypt; Eleusina, Greece; and Haifa, Egypt.
After his return to Britain, Roald Dahl moved to
He married actress Patricia Neal with whom had
five children. Olivia, Tessa, Theo, Ophelia, and
Lucy. Then they divorced. After that, he married
6. In 1954, Road bought "Gipsy House" in Great
Missenden in Buckinghamshire, England, which
was his home until his death in 1990.
Roald Dahl died on November 23rd.
He died in Oxford.
He died at the age of 74 of a blood disease.
7. He took inspiration from his life incidence and people
8. He wrote 21 books for children- including picture
books, novels and poetry collections.
He wrote over 50 stories for adults.
9. Dahl has been accused of racism and anti-Semitism,
although he always denied the charges.
Dahl always seemed to stir up some kind of
He had a bad time at school.
He was severely injured when he was a pilot.
His father and sister died while he was still a toddler.
As an adult, his oldest daughter died because of an
illness, then his only son was left brain damaged
after a terrible accident. His first wife, actress
Patricia Neal, had a severe stroke during this period
of time as well.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was published in 1964.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published in the
The story was originally inspired by Roald Dahl's
experience of chocolate companies during his
schooldays. Cadbury would often send test packages to the
schoolchildren in exchange for their opinions on the new
The story is about a boy, Charlie Bucket and Charlie
Wonka, the owner of a chocolate factory.