On the 13th September it will be Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, have been made into movies, been honoured with awards, and Dahl is seen as one of the greatest writers for children in the 20thC. My children all have fond memories of listening to audio cassettes of George’s Marvellous Medicine, while I first read James and the Giant Peach because it was recommended to me as one of the very best read-aloud books for children.
Dahl was born in Wales, but his home in the village of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, opened to the public in 2005 and is on my ‘to see’ list of literary places.
Which Roald Dahl books were your children’s favourites? Have you seen the current movie adaption of Dahl’s The BFG? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
YouTube: Disney’s The BFG – Official Trailer
George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrated by)
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrated by)
The Roald Dahl Audio Collection [Audio] by Roald Dahl, Roald Dahl (Read by)
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