Roald Dahl remembered 100 years after birth

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This year marks 100 years since famous author Roald Dahl was born.

Dahl wrote more than 20 children’s books, including The Twits, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Roald Dahl was incredibly creative and came up with more than 500 new words and character names.
Some examples are Oompa-Loopmas and scrumdiddlyumptious from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and snozzcumbers and frobscottle from the BFG.

He called his language Gobblefunk, and loved to play around with words and invent new ones or meanings.

This year Oxford University Press even created the Roald Dahl Dictionary, which features almost 8,000 real and imaginary words which he loved to use.

Roald Dahl spent around four hours every day writing stories from his garden shed!

He would also only write his stories using a pencil and yellow paper.

What is your favourite Roald Dahl book?

48 Responses

  1. I LOVE Going solo and Matilda.
    I like Charlie and the chocolate factory.
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the movies of Charlie and the chocolate factory and BFG.
    Thanks Roald Dahl Love your books.???

  2. My favourite would have to be James and the giant peach and charlie and chocolate factory.
    I never knew that it was 100 years since he was born!

  3. The more you read the more you visualize the words into images

    My favourite favourite book from Roald Dahl is all of them

  4. My favourite book that Roald Dahl wrote is the BFG! It was awesome when I heard that it became a movie!

  5. Happy Birthday Roald Dahl, my favourite book is probably Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

  6. It’s so wonderful to see that even after Roald Dahl’s death people still celebrate his birthday!

  7. My favourite book is definitely Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with The BFG coming a close second but I also enjoyed Witches a lot.

  8. My favorite book is quite peculiarly The Witches.
    My second favorite book must be James And The Giant Peach.

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