Author & Illustrator

Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career. After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated. Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans. Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site:

Never Grow Up
Dream Big and Other Life Lessons from the Enormous Crocodile
Wonderful, Wicked, and Whizzpopping
Roald Dahl's Mischief and Mayhem
More about Boy: Roald Dahl's Tales from Childhood
The Minpins

Most Popular Roald Dahl Books

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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    The Witches
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    The Bfg
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    James and the Giant Peach
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox
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Book Stats


All Roald Dahl Books

2021Never Grow UpQuentin Blake32
2019Dream Big and Other Life Lessons from the Enormous CrocodileQuentin Blake32
2017Wonderful, Wicked, and Whizzpopping64
2015Roald Dahl's Mischief and Mayhem176
2009More about Boy: Roald Dahl's Tales from ChildhoodQuentin Blake229
2009The MinpinsRoald Dahl32
2009Revolting Rhymes46
2009The Giraffe and the Pelly and MeQuentin Blake96
2009Esio TrotQuentin Blake62
2009BoyQuentin Blake176
2009The Magic FingerQuentin Blake62
2007George's Marvelous MedicineRoald Dahl88
2007The TwitsQuentin Blake76
2007James and the Giant PeachQuentin Blake146
2007The WitchesQuentin Blake206
2007Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator159
2007The Bfg207
2007Danny, the Champion of the World202
2007MatildaQuentin Blake240
2006The GremlinsArtists and Writers Guild56
2000The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and Six More225
1993The Enormous CrocodileRoald DahlQuentin Blake48
1992The Vicar of NibbleswickeRoald DahlQuentin Blake240
1970Fantastic Mr. FoxQuentin Blake81
1964Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryQuentin Blake155


Quentin Blake
Artists and Writers Guild