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Dedicated to the late, great Roald Dahl, by Leon of Leon's Planet



Now, let's learn about Roald Dahl himself...


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A Little About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born September 13th, 1916.  His parents were Norwegian immigrants to England, where he was born and grew up.

When Roald became an adult, he served in World War II as a British air force pilot, about which he wrote a book entitled, "Going Solo".  However, Roald Dahl's first published writing was a story entitled, "A Piece of Cake," which was published in 1942.

Awards:
1983:  Fantasy Award for Life Achievement
1990:  Children's Author of the Year
2008:  He was placed 16th on the List of the 50 Greatest British Authors since 1945
2021:  Forbes ranked him the top earning dead celebrity.

Source:  Wikipedia

QUIZ:

What is the most popular book ever written by Roald Dahl (in terms of sales)?

(a) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(b) The BFG
(c) Mathilda

 

Answer: According to almost every source, the all-time best-selling Roald Dahl book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  There is disagreement among sources on the second and third, but I'm going with The BFG for second place and Mathilda for third place.

Sources:
[The Flux]     [The Greatest Books]     [Vox]

QUIZ:

How many books did Roald Dahl write that were published?

(a) 29
(b) 39
(c) 49
(d) 59

 

Answer: According to Roald Dahl Facts, Roald Dahl wrote and published forty-nine books.
QUIZ:

Which of all his books is Roald Dahl's favorite?

(a) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(b) The BFG
(c) Mathilda

 

Answer: According to Book Trust, Roald Dahl's favorite book is The BFG.
QUIZ:

When is Roald Dahl Day?

(a) September 13
(b) October 13
(c) November 13
(d) December 13

 

Answer: Roald Dahl day is on his birthday each year.  See biography above...at the beginning.

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