Roald Dahl is well known for authoring the children’s books “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Matilda” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox“–to name just a few of the gems that he’s shared with the world. His stories may be very familiar to you, but how much do you know about the author himself? Here are some fun facts.
He once had a teacher who told him he was hopeless at writing, and his first career was as a fighter pilot. After becoming a writer, Dahl penned his books in a hut in his garden where he was surrounded by quirky personal mementos, including a large ball made of the silver paper wrappers removed from chocolate bars he ate when he was a boy!
Want to know more? Submerge yourself in all things Roald with the World of Roald Dahl website. Here you can learn about the writer’s fascinating life and career, play games and Follow that Peach! You can also discover more about the man behind all of these wonderful books by checking out the new biography, “Who Was Roald Dahl?” by True Kellie. For the brave chef, check out “Roald Dahl’s Even More Revolting Recipes” and gross out your friends!
Celebrate Roald Dahl Month (and Roald Dahl Day on September 13–his birthday) by telling us your favorite Roald Dahl book in the comments!