ROALD DAHL DAY 2018

 

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 13th September 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

Today, Thursday 13th September 2018 is Roald Dahl Day, if you did not already know.

 

Roald Dahl was undoubtedly one of our best children’s writers. Irrespective of what adults thought or think he knew exactly what children wanted and what excited them and kept them glued them to a book.

 

Dahl was born 13 September 1916 in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents and died 74 years later on 23 November 1990. He was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

Listed below are the main novels he is noted for but as with most every writer he wrote most genres in lots of different media. I particularly used to like his ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ written for TV.

 

Title                                                                        Year                       First edition publisher

Published

 

  1. The Gremlins 1943                       Random House, New York               Children
  2. James and the Giant Peach 1961                       Alfred A. Knopf, New York               Children
  3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1964                       Alfred A. Knopf, New York               Children
  4. The Magic Finger 1966                       Harper & Row, New York                  Children
  5. Fantastic Mr Fox                                 1970                       Alfred A. Knopf, New York               Children
  6. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator 1972                       Alfred A. Knopf, New York               Children
  7. Danny, the Champion of the World 1975                       Alfred A. Knopf, New York               Children
  8. The Enormous Crocodile 1978                       Alfred A. Knopf, New York               Children
  9. The Twits 1980                       Jonathan Cape, London                    Children
  10. George’s Marvellous Medicine 1981 Jonathan Cape, London                    Children
  11. The BFG 1982 Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NYork        Children
  12. The Witches 1983 Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NYork        Children
  13. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me 1985 Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NYork        Children
  14. Matilda 1988 Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NYork        Children
  15. Esio Trot 1990 Jonathan Cape, London                    Children
  16. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke 1991 Century, London                                 Children
  17. The Minpins 1991 Jonathan Cape, London                    Children
  18. Roald Dahl’s Incredible Chocolate Box (published posthumously in 2015 for World Book Day, and including a missing chapter from Charlie and the Chocolate factory).

 

And children’s poetry books:

 

  1. Revolting Rhymes 1982
  2. Dirty Beasts 1983
  3. Rhyme Stew 1989

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” — Grace Coddington

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…travelling in a giant peach with the Witches to a Chocolate Factory where you meet Matilda who introduces you to the Fantastic Mr Fox

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt>

LOVE IS…

Love is…awakening your Sleeping Beauty with a kiss

TRACK OF THE DAY

Save Your Kisses For Me – Brotherhood of Man

Highest Chart Position: No. 1   27th March 1976

 

 

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