Roald Dahl

(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

Roald Dahl
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a British novelist, short story writer, fighter pilot and screenwriter.

His parents were from Norway, but he was born in Wales, 1916. The family used to spend the summer holidays on a little Norwegian island, swimming, fishing and going by boat. When Roald was four years old, his father died, so his mother had to organise the trip alone for herself and her six children.

At school, he was always homesick. At St. Peter's Prep School, all the letters home were controlled by the headmaster, and afterwards at Repton Public School, he had to wear a horrible school uniform [with braces, waist coat, hat and lots of buttons, all black]. The younger boys were often punished by ... more »

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  • ''“Those who dont believe in magic will never find it.” ''
    ― Roald Dahl
  • ''“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who dont believe in magic will never find it.” ''
  • ''“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall.” ''
  • “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...
  • ''“Dont gobblefunk around with words.” ''
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  • Kelly (3/17/2019 11:32:00 PM)

    I really love your poems it makes think of good ideas when I am writing a poem

  • weston#smart (3/14/2019 8:01:00 AM)

    the movie even has the BFG ryhming

  • Zoe Bamford (2/22/2019 3:01:00 PM)

    Roald Dahl was a great human that had ever lived he was well known by many members of the public and if i can say so myself the Roald Dahl was a Author that had taken me to different worlds and created a sense of imagery in a young child's brain

  • yohoiioijejwia (2/14/2019 1:58:00 PM)

    is roald dahl a poet

  • Kendall Jenner (2/7/2019 2:15:00 PM)

    Yaaaass! I remember reading this with Kylie! Yaaassss

  • nanny (1/31/2019 3:51:00 AM)

    mae a movie callled charlie and ur nans chocolate factory

  • Flame (1/27/2019 9:46:00 AM)

    Great author with a big heart

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  • Roald (1/13/2019 8:17:00 AM)

    Television is a good one but anything else but reading....

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Best Poem of Roald Dahl


The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set --
Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we've been,
We've watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about,
And stare until their eyes pop out.
(Last week in someone's place we saw
A dozen eyeballs on the floor.)
They sit and stare and stare and sit
Until they're hypnotised by it,
Until they're absolutely drunk
With all that shocking ghastly junk.

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