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Roald Dahl

Author : Chris Powling
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Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was one of the 20th century's most successful storytellers for both children and adults. He is best known for such children's books as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Witches, but he also worked as a fighter pilot, a spy, and an inventor.

Roald Dahl

Author : Ann Alston
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Roald Dahl is one of the world's best-loved authors. More than twenty years after his death, his books are still highly popular with children and have inspired numerous feature films – yet he remains a controversial figure. This volume, the first collection of academic essays ever to be devoted to Dahl's work, brings together a team of well-known scholars of children's literature to explore the man, his books for children, and his complex attitudes towards various key subjects. Including essays on education, crime, Dahl's humour, his long-term collaboration with the artist Quentin Blake, and film adaptations, this fascinating collection offers a unique insight into the writer and his world.

Roald Dahl

Author : Michelle M. Houle
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A biography of the author who created Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.

Roald Dahl

Author : Jennifer Boothroyd
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What did Roald Dahl do at school every week? Which story did he first make up to tell his children? What tool did Roald help invent? Read this book to discover the answers!

Roald Dahl s Marvellous Medicine

Author : Tom Solomon
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Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous write of children’s books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine. Right from his earliest days to the end of his life, Dahl was intrigued by what doctors do, and why they do it. During his lifetime, he and his family suffered some terrible medical tragedies: Dahl nearly died when his fighter plane went down in World War II; his son had severe brain injury in an accident; and his daughter died of measles infection of the brain. But he also had some medical triumphs: he dragged himself back to health after the plane crash, despite a skull fracture, back injuries, and blindness; he was responsible for inventing a medical device (the Wade-Dahl-Till valve) to treat his son's hydrocephalus (water on the brain), and he taught his first wife Patricia to talk again after a devastating stroke. His medical interactions clearly influenced some of his writing – for example the explosive potions in George’s Marvellous Medicine. And sometimes his writing impacted on events in his life – for example the research on neuroanatomy he did for his short story William and Mary later helped him design the valve for treating hydrocephalus. In this unique book, Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, examines Dahl’s fascination with medicine. Taking examples from Dahl’s life, and illustrated with excerpts from his writing, the book uses Dahl’s medical interactions as a starting point to explore some extraordinary areas of medical science. Solomon is an award-winning science communicator, and he effortlessly explains the medical concepts underpinning the stories, in language that everyone can understand. The book is also peppered with anecdotes from Dahl’s late night hospital discussions with Solomon, which give new insights into this remarkable man’s thinking as his life came to an end.

Roald Dahl

Author : Damian Walford Davies
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Published to mark the centenary of Roald Dahl’s (Welsh) birth, Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected breaks new ground by revealing the place of Wales in the imagination of the writer known as ‘the world’s number one storyteller’. Exploring the complex conditioning presence of Wales in his life and work, the essays in this collection dramatically defamiliarise Dahl and in the process render him uncanny. Importantly, Dahl is encountered whole – his books for children and his fiction for adults are read as mutually invigorating bodies of work, both of which evidence the ways in which Wales, and the author’s Anglo-Welsh orientation, demand articulation throughout the career. Recognising the impossibility of constructing a monolithic ‘Welsh’ Dahl, the contributors explore the compound and nuanced ways in which Wales signifies across the oeuvre. Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected takes Dahl studies into new territory in terms of both subject and method, showing the new horizons that open up when Dahl is read through a Welsh lens. Locating Dahl in illuminating new textual networks, resourcefully offering fresh angles of entry into classic Dahl texts, rehabilitating neglected Dahl texts, and analysing the layered genesis of (seemingly) familiar works by excavating the manuscripts, this innovative volume brings Dahl ‘home’ in order to render him invigoratingly unhomely. The result is not a parochialisation of Dahl, but rather a new internationalisation.

Who Was Roald Dahl

Author : True Kelley
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Roald Dahl is one of the most loved children's book authors ever. Now, in this Who Was . . . ? biography, children can learn all about his real-life adventures too. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning actress and also wrote books and screenplays for adults. This concise and enjoyable biography is a must-read for fans of the man behind The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and so much more. Puffin's 'Who Was . . . ?' book series presents clear and accessible biographies of some of history's most renowned individuals.

Because I Can with Roald Dahl s Matilda Archetypes

Author : Sophia Von Sawilski
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Both Miss Trunchbull and Matilda echo archetypal characters. Can you find other characters that fit into archetypal roles? Additionally the setting has Archetypal elements. Begin your introduction and exploration of them with this work book.

A Study Guide for Roald Dahl s Poison

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A Study Guide for Roald Dahl's "Poison", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Because I Can with Roald Dahl s Matilda Magic

Author : Sophia Von Sawilski
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Matilda’s magic is debunked by Miss Honey’s theory. Roald Dahl wrote not only to entertain the audience but to demonstrate a point about potential and opportunity. Establishing the need for access to opportunity is the beginning to the solution.