Friday, September 10, 2010

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl in 1954

Roald Dahl (English pronunciation: /ˈroʊ.ɑːl ˈdɑːl/,[2] Norwegian: [ˈɾuːɑl dɑl]; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, fighter ace and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage.

Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, to Norwegian parents, he served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence agent, rising to the rank of Wing Commander. He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors. His short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour.

Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.

Here is a list of his written children’s book and some of his children poetry

1. The Gremlins (1943)

2. James and the Giant Peach (1961) — Film: James and the Giant Peach (live-action/animated) (1996)

3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)[nn 1] — Films: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

4. The Magic Finger (1 June 1966)

5. Fantastic Mr Fox (9 December 1970) — Film: Fantastic Mr. Fox (animated) (2009)

6. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (9 January 1972)[nn 1] A sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

7. Danny, the Champion of the World (30 October 1975) — Film: Danny the Champion of the World (TV movie) (1989)

8. The Enormous Crocodile (24 August 1978)

9. The Twits (9 October 1980)

10. George's Marvellous Medicine (21 May 1981)

11. The BFG (14 October 1982) — Film: The BFG (animated) (1989)

12. The Witches (27 October 1983) — Film: The Witches (1990)

13. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (26 September 1985)

14. Matilda (21 April 1988) — Film: Matilda (1996)

15. Esio Trot (19 April 1990)

16. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (9 May 1991)

17. The Minpins (8 August 1991)

Children's poetry

1. Revolting Rhymes (10 June 1982)

2. Dirty Beasts (25 October 1984)

3. Rhyme Stew (21 September 1989)

Well we all know that there is more children books than that!....

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