DAH-LING FACTS ABOUT ROALD

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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."

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Dahl was 6 feet, 6 inches tall. His entire head stuck out of the cockpit in a
WW2 fighter plane.

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Making up words is what Roald Dahl did best. He came up with more than 500 new words and character names.

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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.

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