Roald Dahl V. Borra

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Roald Dahl V. Borra

  1. 1. ROALD DAHL<br />By: Victoria BorraPurizaga<br />
  2. 2. ROALD DAHL AND HIS FAMILY<br />Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 in Llandaff-United Kingdom. <br />When he was three years old his seven year old sister (Astri) died of appendicitis, weeks later his father also died of pneumonia, at the age of 57.<br />
  3. 3. his family<br />Roald Dahl married an American actress called Patricia Neal on July 2nd, 1953 at Trinity Church in New York. Their marriage lasted for 30 years, they had 5 children: Olivia, Tessa, Theo, Ophelia, and Lucy. Olivia died when she was 7 years old because of measles encephalitis, because of it R.Dahl dedicated “The BFG” to her.<br />
  4. 4. HIS CAREER<br />In July 1934 Roald Dahl joined the Shell Petroleum company. After 2 years of training in the UK he was transferred to Dar-es-Salaam Tanganyika with two other employees.<br />
  5. 5. WORLD WAR II<br />In the world war II he joined the royal air force but when he was landing, he crashed, smashed his nose, fractured his skull, and temporarily blinded himself.<br />Later he wrote about his crash for his 1st published work.<br />
  6. 6. Books he wrote<br />Roald Dahl wrote many books I’m going to mention some of them:<br />1. Children&apos;s books:<br />a) Charlie and the chocolate factory.<br />b) James and the giant peach.<br />2. Novels:<br />a) My Uncle Oswald.<br />3. Poetry:<br />a) Dirty Beasts.<br />b) Revolting Rhymes.<br />THERE ARE A LOT MORE STORIES!!! <br />
  7. 7. HIS DEATH<br />Roald Dahl died in November, 1990 at the age of 74 in Oxford, of a rare blood disease called: myelodysplastic anaemia. (sometimes called pre-leukemia)<br />

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