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Roald Dahl


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Roald Dahl

  1. 1. ROALD DAHL
  2. 2. ROALD DAHL <ul><li>Roald Dahl was born on September 13 th 1916 in Llandaff, Wales. His father and older sister Astri died when he was just 3 years old and his mother was left to care for 6 children all by herself. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to learn more </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to learn more </li></ul>
  3. 3. Roald Dahl
  4. 4. T RAGEDY <ul><li>When Roald married “Pat” Neal, she suffered three consecutive strokes and was only 39 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>He married actress “Pat” Neal and had 5 children; Olivia, Tessa, Theo, Ophelia, and Lucy. </li></ul><ul><li>His oldest daughter Olivia died from measles that developed into encephalitis. (Inflammation of the brain) </li></ul><ul><li>Then, his four month old son Theo was brain damaged after a road accident. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to learn more </li></ul>
  5. 5. QUOTES BY ROLAD DAHL <ul><li>Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker. </li></ul><ul><li>Those who do not believe in magic will never find it. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners. </li></ul><ul><li>A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. </li></ul><ul><li> Click Here to see more </li></ul>
  6. 6. AWARDS <ul><li>1954- Edgar Allen Poe award and Mystery Writers of America award. </li></ul><ul><li>1959- Second Edgar Allan Poe Award and second Mystery Writers of America Award. </li></ul><ul><li>1972- New England Round Table of Children's Librarians Award </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to learn more </li></ul>
  7. 7. Roald Dahl <ul><li>Roald wrote about his difficult life as a child and an adult in two of his books “Boy” and “Going Solo”. </li></ul><ul><li>He was often beaten in his prep school and never went to a university. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to learn more </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to learn more </li></ul>
  8. 8. Most Famous Books <ul><li>Among Roald Dahls most famous books were Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , James and the Giant Peach , Matilda , and many more. Adults and children alike love his timeless stories that will be told for generations to come. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Here To Learn More </li></ul>
  9. 9. SUMMARY <ul><li>Roald Dahl remains the most popular children's author among 16- 34 year olds and still tops J.K. Rowling. </li></ul><ul><li>He died of an infection at 75 years old in Oxford, England on November 23 rd 1990. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to learn more </li></ul>
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