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Author Focus: Roald Dahl

June 29, 2013

DahlRoald Dahl is a much-loved author, that millions of children around the world have grown up listening to, and reading his stories. I still vividly remember the first time I was taken into Dahl’s universe, reading The BFG. So many of his children’s stories have been adapted for the big screen and for the theatre. They are timeless fairy tales, often with a dark humor, with the hero almost always a child.  It was the long term partnership with illustrator Quentin Blake that brought Dahl’s characters to life even more, with such memorable representations.

So today we want to pay tribute to the Welsh writer with the incredible imagination. You can find out more about his life and his work by visiting www.roalddahl.com. Take a trip down memory lane and read one of these classics or introduce a little one to them. To see all the books that we have by Dahl (too many to feature here!), search the library catalog.

The BFGCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryThe TwitsThe Witches

One comment

  1. I have to admit I knew only about his “Charlie and the Chocolate Factoiry” works, but when I discovered the British television series, ‘Tales of the Unexpected’, originally aired between 1979 and 1988, I saw that he was also very talented at stories that were sometimes sinister, sometimes wryly comedic and usually had a twist ending. If ever you have the chance to see this series on video, give it a whirl! You’ll be glad you did.



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