Roald Dahl was a British author who wrote many wonderful books for both children and adults. Many people agree that Roald Dahl wrote some of greatest stories ever for children. Roald Dahl was not only a writer; he was also a flying ace in the RAF (Royal Air Force) when he was younger. Roald Dahl's most popular stories are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and The Fantastic Mr Fox.
Roald Dahl (1954)
Roald Dahl was born on the 13th of September, 1916 in Cardiff, Wales. Roald Dahl's parents were both Norwegian, his father Harald emigrated from Norway to Wales in the late 1800s. When Roald Dahl was growing up he spoke Norwegian at home with his parents and 3 sisters. Roald's sister died from an illness when she was only 7 years old and Roald's father died a few weeks later while on a fishing trip. After going to school in Wales for a few years, Roald eventually ended up in a boarding school in England, which is where he learnt to speak English. Roald Dahl was very homesickat school, and missed his mother a great deal. However, every summer Roald and his family spent time together with his mother's relatives in Norway.
James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl worked in Africa for a few years and in 1939 he joined the RAF just as World War 2 was starting. Roald Dahl took part in many battles against the German Air Force in the skies above countries such as Greece and Egypt. Roald Dahl left the RAF in 1946, and was regarded as a flying ace because he won 5 aerial battlesagainst his enemies. During his time serving in the RAF Roald Dahl began writing.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl's writing was influenced by many things from his life, especially his childhood. During his childhood he met many interesting, scary and remarkable people that helped him to create the characters in his incredible stories. Roald Dahl also loved to read books as a child. Roald Dahl's most famous work is possibly Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This book was published in 1964 and has been made into 2 very popular movies. Roald Dahl's masterpieces have been read by millions of happy children from all over the world. Roald Dahl passed away on the 23rd February 1990, but his magical stories and characters will live on in the imaginationof his readers forever.
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