What is your favourite Roald
Dahl book?
Celebrating the life of the
Fantastic Mr Dahl
Happy Roald Dahl Day!
Saturday 13th September would have been Roald Dahl's
birthday, and so every year September is considered to be
Roald Dahl Month!
Roald Dahl
Today we are going to find out about the
life of this amazing writer. By the end of
today’s assembly you should be a Roald Dahl
- Born on 13th September
1916, in Llandaff, Cardiff;
- Norwegian parents;
- Father died when he
was 4;
- Roald Dahl coud speak
three languages: English,
Norwegian and Swahili;
- Roald Dahl died on 23rd
November 1990 at the
age of 74.
Six of the best!
. At school, he was always
. He had to wear a
horrible school uniform
. Teachers were cruel and
often caned the
This later gave him ideas for
his stories
This is going to
hurt me much
more than it will
hurt you!
Second World War - 1939
. He joined the Royal Air Force
. He was a fighter pilot
. He shot down German planes
. He crashed because of poor
directions and lack of fuel.
But he did recover and later
wrote his first story about it.
His favourite colour in the whole
world was yellow.
• He always wrote in
pencil on yellow paper.
Roald Dahl’s first book for children
. In 1943, he published
his first children's book
"The Gremlins " with
Walt Disney.
He wrote many books which were made into
Published in1961
Film: 1996
He loved chocolate, but not chocolate cake or
chocolate ice cream………
• During his years at
school, Cadbury, the
chocolate company,
would send boxes of new
chocolates to the school
to be tested by the
He used to dream of
inventing a new
chocolate bar that
would win the praise
of Mr. Cadbury himself,
and this was the
inspiration for him to
write his third book for
children, Charlie and
the Chocolate Factory
Let’s test your knowledge of
Roald Dahl.
There will be a merit for each correct answer.
Teachers should participate too.
When was Roald Dahl born?
Where was Roald Dahl born?
When did he die?
Name three of Roald Dahl’s books.
Where did Roald Dahl write his stories?
What was the name of the book Roald Dahl
wrote about his adventures in the Second
World War?
Roald Dahl on writing a book
When you're writing a book, it's rather like going on a
very long walk, across valleys and mountains and things,
and you get the first view of what you see and you write
it down. Then you walk a bit further, maybe up onto the
top of a hill, and you see something else. Then you write
that and you go on like that, day after day, getting
different views of the same landscape really. The highest
mountain on the walk is obviously the end of the book,
because it's got to be the best view of all, when
everything comes together and you can look back and see
that everything you've done all ties up. But it's a very,
very long, slow process.
Give me the courage to become comfortable
with books, not daunted.
Allow me to appreciate books as a terrific
advantage, funny, exciting and wonderful.
Roald Dahl said, “Somewhere inside all of us is
the power to change the world.”
May your faith support you.