Who is Roald DahlRoald Dahl (/ˈroʊ.əld ˈdɑːl/; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.
Born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and he became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the Brit...
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Roald Dahl Poems
- Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
'I live with my brat in a high-rise flat,
So how in the world would I know.'...
- Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf
As soon as Wolf began to feel
That he would like a decent meal,
He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
When Grandma opened it, she saw...
- I Want It Now
I want my geese to lay gold eggs for easter
At least a hundred a day
And by the way...
- I Had A Little Nut-tree,
I had a little nut-tree,
Nothing would it bear.
I searched in all its branches,
But not a nut was there....
I guess you think you know this story.
You don't. The real one's much more gory.
The phoney one, the one you know,
Was cooked up years and years ago,...
Top 10 most used topics by Roald DahlGood 10 Never 9 Away 8 Place 8 Head 8 Great 7 Children 6 World 6 Feel 6 Girl 6
Roald Dahl Quotes
- Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.
- A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.
- We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
- We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.