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Roald Dahl


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Roald Dahl Bio

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Roald Dahl

  1. 1. Roald Dahl is considered one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century
  2. 2. Roald Dahl was named after the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen
  3. 3. Dahl was exceptionally tall. He was 1.98 m in adult life
  4. 4. At school he excelled in sports. He was captain of the school fives and squash teams. He also played in football teams. FIVES It is an English sport. In fives a ball is hit against the walls of a special court using a gloved or bare hand
  5. 5. During his years at Repton School, Cadbury, the chocolate company, would occasionally send boxes of new chocolates to the school to be tested by the pupils
  6. 6. Dahl would dream of a chocolate bar that would win the praise of Mr Cadbury himself
  7. 7. This was the inspiration for his children’s book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’(1964)
  8. 8. He served as a fighter pilot in the British Royal Air Force during the World War Two
  9. 9. Roald Dahl died on 23 November 1990, at the age of 74. He was buried in Great Missenden Buckinghamshire, England
  10. 10. Sets of stamps have been issued featuring Quentin Blake’s original illustrations of Dahl’s books.
  11. 11. In 2002 Cardiff’s Oval Basin Plaza was renamed ‘Roald Dahl Plass’. Plass is the Norwegian word for place or square
  12. 12. In June 2005, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Center in the author’s home village Great Missenden was officially opened MUSEUM
  13. 13. He played with language and created a lot of words and expressions: HUMAN BEAN (Human Being) SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS (Excellent, Splendid, Delicious) CATASTEROUS (Really bad) …and more
  14. 14. There are a lot of films based on Roald Dahl books. These are the TOP FIVE 1. Matilda (1996) Director: Danny DeVito MATILDA
  15. 15. 2. James and the Giant Peach (1996) Director: Henry Selick PEACH
  16. 16. 3.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Director: Tim Burton
  17. 17. 4. The Fantastic Mr.Fox (2009) Director: Wes Anderson
  18. 18. 5. The BFG (2016) Director: Steven Spielberg BFG: Big Friendly Giant
  19. 19. Now it is your turn to speak about Roald Dahl (5-minute talk) Topics: 1. Roald Dahl Biography. 2. Roald Dahl Books (Characters, story…) 3. Films based on Roald Dahl books. 4. Recipe and pictures of something made of chocolate (chocolate cake, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, etc) Films and Books a. Matilda b. James and the Giant Peach c. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory d. Fantastic Mr Fox e. The BFG
  20. 20. This project will be a: 1. Powerpoint presentation or similar presentation 2. Poster 3. Timeline: You can type ‘School Timelines’ in Google Images and you will get great examples of timelines
  21. 21. Now are you ready to draw or write your most imaginative dream in the jar to keep it safe?