The Fantastic Mr. Dahl

This month Puffin Books and Barnes & Noble is celebrating Roald Dahl; one of the most prolific children’s book authors of the 20th century.  Dahl is recognized for his fantastical stories like, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (810L), The Fantastic Mr. Fox (600L), and James and the Giant Peach (870L).

Roald Dahl was the father to five children, who inspired his unforgettable stories.   Before Dahl began writing children’s stories, he wrote a number of highly regarded adult short stories that were published throughout the 40s and 50s in a number of high profile publications such as Harper’s, The New Yorker, and Ladies Home Journal. Many of  these stories were recognized for their dark sense of humor, use of irony, and surprise endings – much like his children’s tales. Many of his stories were later published in compilations, made into films, or TV series.

Help celebrate Roald Dahl, one of the world’s greatest storytellers, by visiting the official site. Learn how to make every day a Roald Dahl day or to participate in the Roald Dahlathon reading challenge!   Be sure to search Roald Dahl titles on Find-A-Book, too!

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