Thursday, September 13, 2007

Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born on September 13th, 1916 in Wales. In my opinion, he is one of the finest children's book writers who ever lived. He empowered generations of young readers, and apparently his adult fiction is pretty wild, as well.

How fondly I remember the BFG in cave, choking down snozzcumbers and guzzling frobscottle. He and Sophie devisied a plan to get rid of the other man-eating giants by enlisting the help of the Queen of England.

It was with wonder that I read about James and his peach-home that floated across the Atlantic Ocean to escape his evil aunts.

Charlie Bucket, Matilda Wormwood, the Witches, the can you not love them all?

Visit the official Roald Dahl website for fun facts and awesome illustrations. The memories will come flooding back to you!

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