DAH-LING FACTS ABOUT ROALD
As a young boy, Dahl and his friends would gaze into the candy store windows, but the store owner did not like them hanging about. As a prank, the boys hid a dead mouse inside one of the candy jars.
Roald Dahl was a great athlete, but not so strong academically. He was, however, a talented artist and photographer. Roald’s own teachers did not think he was a particularly talented writer. One of his English teachers wrote, “I have never met anybody who so persistently writes words meaning the exact opposite of what is intended."
Dahl was 6 feet, 6 inches tall. His entire head stuck out of the cockpit in a
WW2 fighter plane.
Making up words is what Roald Dahl did best. He came up with more than 500 new words and character names.
Many of Roald Dahl’s stories began as tiny ideas that he scribbled down, ideas that soon took shape and were spun into the most amazing of tales: Matilda, The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are just a few.