Top Ten Reasons You Should Read Roald Dahl’s Books
His books are in every childhood!
They will inspire you for a love for READING.
Even adults read them.
Read and Watch. Many of his books were made into movies! Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and James and the Giant Peach!
Let’s be real, they’re FAMOUS!
Roald Dahl’s stories are available in 58 languages and, by a conservative estimate, have sold more than 200 million copies.
There are lessons to be learned. Always.
Never gets old.
All time favorite children’s classics!
For the GOOD!
The Roald Dahl Literary Estate (charity) vision says “We believe in doing good things” That’s why ten percent of all Roald Dahl income goes to our charity partners. How AMAZING is that?
The author himself is a legend! Literarily, he’s the “world’s number ONE storyteller”
My ADVICE: If you haven’t read any of his books YET, do yourself a favor and DO IT! 🙂
2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the author of beloved stories such as Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The BFG. Two of Roald Dahl’s most popular novels, James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, were written while Roald Dahl lived in the U.S. and were inspired by American culture—finding success here first before going on to become global bestsellers.
ABOUT ROALD DAHL
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. In 1951, Roald Dahl met his future wife, the American actress Patricia Neal, who starred in films including The Day the Earth Stood Still, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Hud, for which she won an Oscar. After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 and wrote two of his best-known novels, James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the U.S.
In September 1964, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was published initially in the U.S. with the U.K. following a few years later. It would go on to become one of the most famous and best-known of Roald’s stories. The idea for the story grew out of his own well-documented love of chocolate and his school-day memories of acting as a taster for a famous chocolate factory. These first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.
Today, Roald Dahl’s stories are available in 58 languages and have sold more than 200 million books. With more than 40 million Roald Dahl books in print in the U.S. alone, Dahl is considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time and his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.