The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…
To say that Roald Dahl is a popular author, even 21 years after his death would be an understatement. His stories for children hold a special place in many children’s (and many grown-up’s) hearts.
Of his books, 7 have been turned into successful films,
- James And The Giant Peach (1961)
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971 and 2005)
- The Witches (1973).
- Matilda (1988).
- Danny The Champion of the World (1989).
- The BFG (1989).
- Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).
My favourite is, of course, Matilda, and I just love the character of Miss Agatha Trunchbull!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James and the Giant Peach you can join in with the challenge to roll a peach right around the world during DEAR.
You can borrow some of his books from the MRC – just click HERE to see which books we have got.