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
- The Gremlins 1943 Random House, New York Children
- James and the Giant Peach 1961 Alfred A. Knopf, New York Children
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1964 Alfred A. Knopf, New York Children
- The Magic Finger 1966 Harper & Row, New York Children
- Fantastic Mr Fox 1970 Alfred A. Knopf, New York Children
- Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator 1972 Alfred A. Knopf, New York Children
- Danny, the Champion of the World 1975 Alfred A. Knopf, New York Children
- The Enormous Crocodile 1978 Alfred A. Knopf, New York Children
- The Twits 1980 Jonathan Cape, London Children
- George’s Marvellous Medicine 1981 Jonathan Cape, London Children
- The BFG 1982 Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NYork Children
- The Witches 1983 Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NYork Children
- The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me 1985 Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NYork Children
- Matilda 1988 Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NYork Children
- Esio Trot 1990 Jonathan Cape, London Children
- The Vicar of Nibbleswicke 1991 Century, London Children
- The Minpins 1991 Jonathan Cape, London Children
- 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:
- Revolting Rhymes 1982
- Dirty Beasts 1983
- 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…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…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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