My favourite childhood author : Roald Dahl

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that Roald Dahl is my favourite childhood author so I thought I’d write a full post all about him and the books that I love! I’ve got the majority of his books (a few have been misplaced) and I’ve loved every single one that I’ve read. My favourite book of the collection is ‘The Twits’ but my other favourites include ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.

Although children’s books, the Roald Dahl books can definitely be read and enjoyed by adults and all have interesting and whimsical plot lines. The first book I remember reading out loud in school was ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’! I’ve also read his autobiography called; ‘Boy: Tales of Childhood’ which is definitely worth a read if you want to gather a wider understanding of the author. Saying this, the autobiography is still ‘child friendly’ and includes short stories about the experiences of the author as a child. My favourite tale from this book is ‘The Great Mouse Plot’!

The film adaptations of Roald Dahl’s work have bought his imagination to life, and a lot of them are great accompaniments to the books. My favourite adaptations are the ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ films, the Gene Wilder one in particular! I’m also really excited to see the new ‘Witches’ movie that is coming out soon!

Writing this has definitely reminded me about how much I love the work of Roald Dahl and how many amazing pieces of work he has written! I’d love to hear about which Roald Dahl books are your favourites!

Happy reading!

Meg x

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