“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” - Roald Dahl, Author of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Matilda” and “The BFG”
Happy Birthday to award-winning children’s author Roald Dahl — known for writing timeless classics like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Matilda”, and “The BFG”. While serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II, Dahl became a flying ace and intelligence officer, eventually rising to the rank of commander. Upon the conclusion of the war, Dahl returned home and quickly published his first novel, “The Gremlins”, to modest success. 1961’s “James and the Giant Peach” earned Dahl international acclaim and defined his signature writing style — heartwarming and sentimental stories often tinged with a macabre sense of humor. Roald Dahl created some of the most beloved children’s stories of the 20th century and is one the most widely read authors in history, his various works have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.