Roald Dahl takes his readers on unexpected journeys filled with adventure and humor. Dahl didn’t begin his writing career until later in life. He was born in Great Britain in 1916. As a child he was known to be mischievous and often got in trouble at school. He didn’t like rules and longed for adventures. Later as an adult, he decided to join the Royal Air Force. He became a fighter pilot during World War II. While serving as a pilot, he was in a terrible plane crash. After his recovery, Roald met an author named C.S. Forrester. Forrester suggested Dahl to start writing. His first stories were for adults. However, as time passed, Dahl’s writing became less realistic and more fantasy. As the father of five children, Dahl would create exciting bedtime stories. These stories became ideas for his children’s books. Roald Dahl published his first children’s book in 1961 titled James and the Giant Peach. Three years later he published one of his most famous books, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Both of these books have been made into movies. Overall, Roald Dahl wrote over 19 children’s books. A common theme in his books is a love for candy, talking animals, and wild adventures.
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