Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Today would have been Roald Dahl's 96th birthday! Dahl is the author of many well-loved children's stories including Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatildaThe BFG (The Big Friendly Giant) and The Witches (J Fiction DAHL). 

Here are a few fun facts about Roald Dahl that can be found on his website (
  • His favorite music was Beethoven.
  • His favorite smell was bacon frying. 
  • His favorite color was yellow. 
  • If he had not become a writer he would have liked to have been a doctor.
  • His first book published was James and the Giant Peach. The year was 1961. 

You can learn more about Roald Dahl and his life by reading his autobiography Boy: Tales of Childhood (J 921 DAHL). 

Celebrate his birthday by checking out any of his books or renting a movie that is based on one his stories from the Oak Brook Public Library today!

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." - Roald Dahl