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  1. 1. ROALD DAHL<br />Candis McCaig<br />Stephanie Scherle<br />Melissa Simpkins<br />Kayla Angelone<br />Kelly Barber<br />http://www.roalddahl.com/<br />
  2. 2. Information About the Author<br />Born: September 13, 1916 <br />Married Patricia Neal in 1953, divorced in 1983<br />Had 1 son, 4 daughters<br />Re-married in 1983 to Felicity Crosland<br />Died November 23, 1990<br />
  3. 3. History<br />Following his high school graduation in Repton, he avoided a university education.<br />Joined an expedition to Newfoundland.<br />Enlisted in the Royal Air Force during WWII.<br />C.S. Forester then encouraged him to write about his RAF adventures which were published by the Saturday Evening Post.<br />Dahl’s first published book was The Gremlins, in 1943.<br />
  4. 4. Roald Dahl’s Work<br />Wrote many children’s books, but started off writing adult short stories and plays.<br />Many of his books were made into movies.<br />His children inspired him to write children's books.<br />"If I didn't have any children of my own, I would have never written books for children, nor would I have been capable of doing so.“<br />
  5. 5. Children’s Literature<br />The Gremlins (1943) <br />James and the Giant Peach (1961) <br />Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) <br />The Magic Finger (1966) <br />Fantastic Mr Fox (1970)<br />Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972) <br />Danny the Champion of the World (1975) <br />The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More (1977)<br />The Enormous Crocodile (1978) <br />The Twits (1980) <br />George's Marvelous Medicine (1981) <br />The BFG (1982)  <br />The Witches (1983) <br />The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (1985) <br />Matilda (1988) <br />Esio Trot (1989) <br />The Great Switcheroo (1990) <br />The Minpins (1991) <br />The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (1991) <br />
  6. 6. Awards<br />Many awards received:<br />1954: Edgar Allen Poe award and Mystery Writers of America award.<br />1959: Second Edgar Allan Poe Award and second Mystery Writers of America Award.<br />1972: New England Round Table of Children's Librarians Award (for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).<br />1973: Surrey School award (for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).<br />1975: Surrey School award (for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator).<br />1978: Nene award (for Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator) and Surrey School award (for Danny the Champion of the World).<br />1979: California Young Reader Medal (for Danny the Champion of the World).<br />1980: Third Mystery Writers of America award.<br />1982: Federation of Children's Book Groups Award (for The BFG) and Massachusetts Children's Award (for James and the Giant Peach).<br />
  7. 7. Awards Cont’d.<br />1983: New York Times Outstanding Books Award, Federation of Children's Book Groups Award, and Whitbread Award (all for The Witches). Also wins World Fantasy Convention Lifetime Achievement Award.<br />1984: Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis (for The BFG).<br />1985: Kurt Maschler award runner–up (for The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me) and Boston Globe/Horn Book nonfiction honor citation (for Boy – Tales of Childhood).<br />1986: West Australian Award (for The Witches) and International Board on Books for Young People awards for Norwegian and German translations (for The BFG).<br />1988: Federation of Children's Book Groups Award (for Matilda).<br />1990: Smarties Award (for Esio Trot).<br />1997: Good Book Guide "Best Books of the Past 20 Years" (for The BFG).<br />1998: Matilda voted "Nation's Favorite Children's Book" in BBC Bookworm Poll.<br />2000: Millennium Children's Book Award and Blue Peter Book Award (for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).<br />
  8. 8. Famous Books<br />
  9. 9. Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre<br />Village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years.<br />Located in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GvQxaBF2tI<br />
  10. 10. Quotes<br />"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage." <br />
  11. 11. Resources<br />Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. (2009). Roalddahl biography. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from website: http://www.biography.com/articles/ Roald-Dahl-9264648.<br />Roald Dahl Nominee Limited/Quentin Blake. (2010). Welcome to the world of roalddahl. Retrieved May 27, 2010, from website: http://www.roalddahl.com.<br />The Roald Dahl Museum. (2009). Roalddahl museum and story centre. Retrieved May 27, 2010, from website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GvQxaBF2tI.<br />Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. (2004). The roalddahl museum and story centre. Retrieved May 28, 2010, from website: http://www.roalddahlmuseum.org/default.aspx.<br />Images from http://www.google.com.<br />
  12. 12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29_uSlEEPSk<br />1:54<br />

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