Its is Roald Dahl Day! It’s the day we celebrate our long lost childhood! Just kidding, it’s a day we celebrate the adored children’s author Roald Dahl, as it is his birthday! Dahl is best known for works such as Matilda, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.
Roald Dahl was a British-Norwegian author who wrote short stories, novels, poetry and screenplays. He is best known for his fantastical children’s stories, but also published widely for adults, earning him acclaim as an adult author for books like Going Solo.
His work continues to be celebrated to this day, from new movie adaptations (Spielberg’s The BGF and a recently announced upcoming adaptation of The Witches) to events such as The National Museum of History’s James and the Giant Weekend, which was a festival that included numerous activities for family fun! Mixing science, bugs and storytelling, kids got to learn a whole bunch about the making of Dahl’s story and discover what kind of bug they would be based off a personality quiz….Weird but great!
Today the National Museum of Natural History is paying another tribute to ‘James and the Giant Peach’ called James’s Minibeasts: Science and Fiction which is all about the real characters from Dahl’s story. Another way children have been playing tribute to is by dressing up as the characters from all his books!
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His childhood haven’t spent in a boarding school inspired some parts to the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory because Cadbury Chocolate used to send chocolates to his school for tasting and he always dreamed of making the perfect chocolate bar for Mr. Cadbury! Pretty neat!
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It’s imperative that Roald Dahl will continue to live on in little kid hearts! His lasting impact on children’s literature will go on uninterrupted as his works continue to be adapted to big screen productions and redone. So sit back and relax and channel in your inner kid and watch some Matilda!
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