The World's No. 1 Storyteller

I’m sure Roald Dahl would be at the top of many people’s booklist for the most popular children’s author; what a brilliant storyteller he was!

13th September, Roald Dahl's birthday, has been declared "Roald Dahl Day" and we’d like to celebrate his birth month by remembering his classic books that we used to read as a child (or still read now!). 

If you have never read his books, you are never too old to start reading his wonderful collection! Here’s a reminder of them:-

  • James and the Giant Peach (1961) – The hugely popular story of James and his journey to New York with the strangest group of insect friends.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) – A very famous story about the most wondrous inventor in the world, Mr Willy Wonka, who opens the gates of his amazing chocolate factory to five lucky children, one of them being Charlie Bucket!
  • The Magic Finger (1966) – A little girl with magical powers; when someone makes her angry she zaps a punishment on them with her magic flashing finger.
  • Fantastic Mr Fox (1968) – Nasty farmers hate Mr Fox and are determined to get him, but clever Mr Fox has other plans!
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972) – A story of what happened after Charlie won Willy Wonka’s  chocolate factory; Charlie and his family find themselves in a splendid orbit around the Earth.
  • Danny, the Champion of the World (1975) – Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father a boy could wish for until one day he discovers his dad has been breaking the law. Danny has to join his father to outwit their greedy, rich neighbour.
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More (1977) – Twisting everyday life, these powerful seven short fantasies include Turtles, Fingersmiths, The Mildenhall, Treasure, Even a Man Who Can See with his Eyes Closed.
  • The Enormous Crocodile (1978) – When a greedy, child-eating crocodile is taught a lesson by the other animals.
  • The Twits (1980) – When the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan to give the horrible and truly revolting Mr and Mrs Twit a ghastly surprise they deserve!
  • Georges Marvellous Medicine (1981) – George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits.