Children’s Books Some Popular Attractions The BFG (1982). The Roald Dahl Children's Gallery Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (US 1964, UK 1967). Located at: Buckinghamshire County Museum ROALD DAHL Charlie and the Great Glass Church Street, Aylesbury, UK, HP20 1916-1990 Elevator. (US 1972, UK 1973). 2QP Danny, the Champion of the World Tel: 01296 331441 (1975). Fax: 01296 334884 The Enormous Crocodile (1978). Esio Trot (1990). Some of the things you will experience Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970). at the Gallery: George's Marvelous Medicine. (UK -Discover Willy Wonka's inventions 1981, US 1982). -Go inside the Giant Peach The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me -Crawl along Fantastic Mr. Fox's tunnel (1985). -Ride in the Great Glass Elevator The Gremlins (US 1943, UK 1944). www.buckscc.gov.uk/tourism/museum James and the Giant Peach (US 1961, UK 1967). Gipsy House The Magic Finger (US 1966, UK This is where 1970). Roald Dahl Matilda (1988). lived with his The Minipins (1991). family in Buckinghamshire, England. The Twits (UK 1980, US 1981). A favorite in The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (UK Note: His second wife still lives here 1991, US 1992). thus visitors are not welcome children’s literature. The Witches (1983). unannounced and it is important to respect the property. The property is His works also include short stories, open during scheduled dates usually in poems, and novels for adults. the summer for Garden Open Days. The Life of Roald Dahl All of this changed in 1942 when he Some Awards talked with C. S. Forester about the war Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, for a book Forester was writing. New England Round Table of Wales, on September 13, 1916. He was Children's Librarians Award one of seven children (combined from His first book was a picture book in 1972: Charlie and the Chocolate two marriages) growing up. His mother 1943 called The Gremlins. He first Factory. was left the task of raising her children began writing for adults, and then Surrey School Award 1975: when Roald’s father died. In fact, many turned to children’s books when he Charlie and the Glass Elevator. of his books reflect memories of his became a father himself in the 1960s. California Young Reader Medal childhood. The grandmother in The He wrote books in the “hut” which was 1979: Danny the Champion of the Witches is based off of his mother as a at the bottom of the garden where his World. tribute to her. family lived in 1960. It was a cozy Whitbread Awards refuge to him where he 1983: The Witches. He first began putting pencil to could write his many drafts Children’s Book paper at age eight when he began in pencil and paper. Award 1988: writing in a diary. He went to a series Matilda. of schools and it was at this time that Some of his works have his sweet tooth, as well as ideas for a become movies, most notably, Charlie future Charlie and the Chocolate and the Chocolate Factory, which Some Helpful Websites for Factory, were born. Roald and his Roald himself was not a fan of when it Roald Dahl Fans friends would visit Cadbury’s chocolate came out in 1971. His literary works factory after school. Despite this, he have been translated into thirty-four www.roalddahl.com was unhappy in school, languages. www.roalddahlfans.com and this reflected in his works, since he He married twice and had a total of Roald Dahl Fan Club: remembers what it is like five children. In 1990 Roald was www.roalddahlclub.com to be young. diagnosed with a rare blood disorder Free to join and includes games, called Myelodysplastic anemia. He newsletters, and contests. Before writing, Roald was a died on November 23, 1990 at the age Sorry parents, only for fans who are salesman and served in the Air Force. of 74 years old. under 13!