This week, 5P have been planning to write a biography about world famous Roald Dahl. He was an extraordinary author, especially of children’s books.

He was born on the 13th September 1916 in Wales. Roald Dahl started school in Llandaff (Wales) in 1923. He then completed his education at Repton boarding school, where he was able to try all the new delicious Cadbury’s chocolate.

When he was in his late teens, he stared work for the Shell Oil Company. At the start of WW2, he had control of a troop, which he used to capture hundreds of German people. He then signed up to fly in the sky. When he was flying, he had a near fatal crash, which kept him out of flying for 6 months. On the 2nd July 1953, he married Patricia Neal.


His first children’s book was James and the Giant Peach, which was published in 1961. Shortly after, he wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was published in 1964. Did you know that he originally had 10 lucky golden ticket winners in Charlie?

He wrote all his books by hand using a pencil and yellow paper. Every day, he would sit and write in a special chair, which was in his shed at the bottom of his garden.

Sadly, he died on 23rd November 1990.

Did you know that his motto was “My candle burns at both ends but will last the night. But ah, my friends and foes give a lovely light.”

By Ben and Jia Xin 5P



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Thanks for your blog post.

I'm looking forward to reading it soon.

Have you read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory yet?

Mr King

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