FC: Roald Dahl
1: Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916. He was born is Llandaf, Wales, although his parents were Norwiegen.
2: Roald's dad died when he was only 3, one of many family tragedies. | His Mother was forced to take care of 4 children, 3 girls, one boy.
3: As Dahl grew up, he didn't like school at all. Although, also as a young boy he imagined himself in great adventures.
4: Eventually Dahl's mother got married again. He had many step-siblings.
5: At age 18, Dahl didn't go to college. Instead he joined the Airforce as a fighter pilot in WWII!
6: After the military and WWII, Dahl started his writing career.
7: Roalds first writing piece was for a newspaper, about his military expiriences.
8: His first book was The Gremlins, written for Walt Disney and later made into a movie.
9: Although Dahl wrote The Gremlins, his first "story" was "A Piece of Cake", written for a newspaper, The Saturday Evening Post.
10: The Stories(all 16) got published into a collection called "OVER TO YOU". | Many stories were published into magazines...Dahl's career was skyrocketing
11: He won the Edward award from the Mystery Writers of America three times. After Dahl became a father, he started writing children's books.
12: Many of Dahl's short stories for adults were made into skits, with popular hollywood stars in them. | Dahl published two full short stories for adults, titled "Sometime Never", and "My Uncle Oswald".
13: Dahl's first marriage was to Patricia Neal, an actress, but they divorced after having kids. Dahl liked writing childrens books better than adult stories, and later married Felicity Crosland and had more kids to read to.
14: Childrens books by Dahl include The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, and Matilda.
15: I read Fantastic Mr. Fox by Dahl, about a sneaky fox who steals things from farmers.
16: The Farmers get mad and try to kill Mr. Fox, all while destroying the other animals homes. All of the animals blame Mr. Fox for this, and they are forced to dig underground where they might starve.
17: Finally, Mr. Fox thinks up a way to get food for everybody so they can live.
18: He and many animals able to dig try to dig their way to the farms to get food. Will they get it? Read and find out!! | Roald Dahl died by a rare blood disease in 1990, although his books are still well read and remembered.
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