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10 Really Interesting Roald Dahl Facts

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10 Really Interesting Roald Dahl Facts

Today my daughter came home with a piece of homework. She was asked to write about her favourite children’s book author. Sylvia’s current favourite author is Road Dahl. We love to read his books and today after researching about his life for homework we decided to write this blog post. 10 Really Interesting Roald Dahl Facts

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10 Really Interesting Roald Dahl Facts

Roald Dahl was born on the 13th September 1916 in Llandarr, Cardiff, Wales.

Roald Dahl’s parents were Norwegian.

The book James and the Giant Peach was originally called James and the Giant Cherry.

Roald Dahl wrote The Twits as part of a protest against long beards.

During the second world war Roald Dahl became a fighter pilot.

Many characters in Roald Dahl’s books were based on characters he met in real life.

He invented over 500 new words throughout his career as a writer.

Roald Dahl wrote a chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate factory which was never published. This chapter was called, the vanilla fudge room.

The screenplay Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was penned by Roald Dahl.

Roald Dahl died in 1990. He was 74 years old and was buried with chocolate, HB Pencils, red wine and his snooker cues.

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Well, I hope you found this as interesting as Sylvia and I did.

Angela x

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5 Comments

    1. Thanks Kim. I’m glad you enjoyed this post. It was fun learning this with Sylvia and why not share her homework here on the blog.. that way we are both learning! He he he

  1. I never knew Dahl died in 1990… I thought it was far earlier than that for some reason! He was an amazing author!

  2. Love Roald Dahl books and looking forward to reading them with my kids too when they are older. I remember being so sad when he died, his books were such a big part of my childhood. Interesting facts, didn’t know that about The Twits! x

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