Who Was Roald Dahl?

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141369469

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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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.

Roald Dahl

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Author: Chris Powling

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237539012

Category: Authors, English

Page: 24

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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

A Biography

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Author: Jeremy Treglown

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504038592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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A New York Times Notable Book: A revealing look at the famous twentieth-century children’s author who brought us The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Few writers have had the enduring cultural influence of Roald Dahl, who inspired generations of loyal readers. Acclaimed biographer Jeremy Treglown cuts no corners in humanizing this longstanding immortal of juvenile fiction. Roald Dahl explores this master of children’s literature from childhood—focusing a tight lens on the relationship between Dahl and his mother, who lovingly referred to him as “Apple”—through to his death. Treglown deftly navigates Dahl’s time as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force, exploring how the experience transformed many of the beliefs that influenced the English writer’s work, including The Gremlins, which was commissioned by Walt Disney. A former editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Treglown discusses many of Dahl’s most famous works, such as James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox, while also delving into his marriage to actress Patricia Neal, combing through letters and archives to show a man who could be both comic and vitriolic, thoughtful yet manipulative and irascible. Treglown highlights many of Dahl’s literary achievements as well as his breakdowns and shortcomings, presenting a very personal and telling picture of the author and the inner turmoil that crippled him. Separating the man from the myth, Treglown’s frank, intimate portrait of Dahl illuminates the contradictions within the mind of this beloved author, a man who could be both a monster and a hero. It is required reading for book lovers and film buffs alike.

Roald Dahl

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Author: Christina Leaf

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 1681031043

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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From his mischievous childhood onward, Roald Dahl led an adventurous life. It wasnÕt until he endured a head injury that he started writing, however. DahlÕs work includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and James and the Giant Peach. Capture growing readers with this nonfiction title on the life of Roald Dahl.

Roald Dahl's Story-Sketcher

Create! Doodle! Imagine!

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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

ISBN: 9780448481609

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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This doodle book is the perfect way for every young Roald Dahl fan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This 128-page doodle book includes activities based many of Roald Dahl’s most famous stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and features the iconic artwork of Quentin Blake.

Yesterday was Beautiful (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405911298

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Yesterday was Beautiful is a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. In Yesterday was Beautiful, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells of a bailed out pilot in Greece looking for assistance from the natives . . . Yesterday was Beautiful is taken from the short story collection Over to You, which includes nine other dramatic and terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot, and is drawn from Dahl's own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Juliet Stevenson. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Boy and Going Solo

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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014137845X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. Roald Dahl wasn't always a writer. Once he was just a schoolboy. Have you ever wondered what he was like growing up? In BOY you'll find out why he and his friends took revenge on the beastly Mrs Pratchett who ran the sweet shop. He remembers what it was like taste-testing chocolate for Cadbury's and he even reveals how his nose was nearly sliced off. Then in GOING SOLO you'll read stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling. Roald Dahl tells his story in his own words - and it's all TRUE. And now you can listen to all of Roald Dahl's novels for children on Roald Dahl Audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Going Solo

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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141965339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa. 'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction. 'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard 'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Kiss Kiss

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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941634

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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In Kiss Kiss you will find eleven devious, shocking stories from the master of the unpredictable, Roald Dahl. What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead husband? In these dark, disturbing stories Roald Dahl explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us that leads us into the territory of the unexpected and unsettling. Stylish, macabre and haunting, these tales will leave you with a delicious feeling of unease. 'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' Irish Times Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780241955710

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 336

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Fourteen terrifying ghost stories chosen by the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl. 'Spookiness is the real purpose of the ghost story. It should give you the creeps and disturb your thoughts . . .' Who better to choose the ultimate in spine-chillers than Roald Dahl, whose own sinister stories have teased and twisted the imagination of millions? Here are fourteen of his favourite ghost stories, including Sheridan Le Fanu's The Ghost of a Hand, Edith Wharton's Afterward, Cynthia Asquith's The Corner Shop and Mary Treadgold's The Telephone. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.