13.04.2012 [Patch.com] - Here's one: the summer between first and second grade, I begged my mother to buy me Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach, both masterpieces of children's literature by Roald Dahl. The thing is, they're not meant for six year
Many of Roald Dahl's book covers today come stamped with an official-looking logo proclaiming him “The World's No. 1 Storyteller.” The declaration is, like Dahl's fiction itself, simultaneously thrilling and absurd and puzzling and oddly disturbing. How, one has to wonder, was the ranking determined?
30.03.2012 [Knoxville News Sentinel] - The Children's Theatre of Knoxville presents the stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel "Matilda." Performances are 1 and 5 pm today, April 7 and April 14; 3 pm April 1 and April 15; and 7 pm April 5-6 and April 12-13. Tickets are $12 per person
16.04.2012 [Kensington and Chelsea Today] - The four team members, all from Year 6, have read three books in preparation: The BFG by Roald Dahl, Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce and I am David by Anne Holm. The format will have four rounds: one round of questions for each of the books and then a
31.03.2012 [Spalding Guardian] - Based on the best-selling book by classic children's author Roald Dahl, it took around 40 Year 6 pupils three months to perfect their version, which included younger students from the school choir as well. The script was taken from Dahl's original
09.04.2012 [Derbyshire Times] - PUPILS at Netherthorpe School have performed Roald Dahl's very first novel James and the Giant peach. The production saw Year 9 student Nathan Pierce playing the leading role of James Trotter. Assistant headteacher Peter Bamford said 'a great deal of
26.03.2012 [Scarborough Today] - Roald Dahl's famous Charlie and The Chocolate Factory will be brought back to life by Graham School pupils. The students are hosting a three-night production of the splendiferous Charlie Bucket and his adventures around Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
10 facts about Roald Dahl. He was born on 13 September 1916, in Llandaff, Cardiff. His parents were Norwegian. He did not start writing for children until he had children of his own. He wrote all of his children's stories in a small hut at the bottom of his garden. He was a Hurricane fighter pilot during World War II. He had two ...
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16.04.2012 [Philadelphia Inquirer] - The musical, based on Roald Dahl's story, plans to open it in New York early next year. The prize for best actor in a play went jointly to Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, who alternated the roles of a scientist and his monstrous creation in
16.04.2012 [The Independent] - MORE Matilda waltzes off with seven awards The musical version of Roald Dahl's Matilda was the big winner at last night's Olivier Awards, with a record seven awards. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller shared the best actor award.
16.04.2012 [Los Angeles Times] - "Matilda the Musical," based on the popular book by Roald Dahl, was the big winner at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, scooping up the prize for best new musical plus six other awards. The Oliviers are Britain's highest theater honor
16.04.2012 [Wetherby Today] - The festival has a packed family events programme this year, including Bunk Puppets and Scamp Theatre's Swamp Juice, which received rave reviews at Edinburgh Festival; and theatre group Illyria's performance of Roald Dahl's classic, The Twits.
11.04.2012 [AfterElton.com] - Roald Dahl is a beloved children's book author who scares the hell out of me. I don't want to know where he lived, who raised him, or why he decided to address kids as an occupation, because the man is so, so disturbing. His Matilda is grim
14.04.2012 [The Star] - South Yorkshire author Peter J Murray also helped out with Roald Dahl readings. The final count won't be verified until next week but with over 4000 children registered to take part Meadowhall bosses hope they have done it. And world record or not the
10.04.2012 [UM Maneater] - The opportunity to rent out books from Roald Dahl, Zora Neale Hurston and CDs from Ke$ha or Ella Fitzgerald has been a big enough incentive to have Columbia residents clamoring for more. The Daniel Boone Regional Library prides itself on having
16.04.2012 [The Maine Campus] - Such were the Reading Rainbow, Roald Dahl days of glory — when youngsters transformed into brainy schoolgirls trumping Trunchbulls, or orphan boys navigating giant peaches alongside crews of affable insects. We can all look back at the experience of
23.03.2012 [OregonLive.com] - Dr. Seuss, Jim Henson, Roald Dahl, Shel Silverstein -- many of the greatest children's entertainers share something in common. "Here's the trick," says Morgan Talyor, creator of his own children's character, Gustafer Yellowgold.
29.03.2012 [Shiny Style] - The granddaughter of author Roald Dahl was spotted at her super curvy stage by a scout after she helped pick up her shopping, and the rest, as they say, is history. Gracing the catwalks in basques and lingerie at the beginning of her career
14.04.2012 [Malaysia Star] - So on my son's bedside table, books abound, not toys, and the sight of that neatly arranged pile of books again brings back memories, this time of tense nights two years ago when I painstakingly persuaded him to give Roald Dahl a try.
20.03.2012 [Mountain View Voice] - On Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, the school will stage Willy Wonka, a musical adaptation of the famous Roald Dahl book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The play marks a major achievement for the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students
21.03.2012 [Barron's (blog)] - So I hope I have some credibility when I say, bundle your children or grandchildren up at the next available school break and fly directly to London to see Matilda The Musical , the Royal Shakespeare Company's reworking of Roald Dahl's tale of a bright
24.03.2012 [The Patriot Ledger] - For more information, call 508-585-2665 or go to www.thebookshack.net The classic Roald Dahl children's story about a grasshopper and an earthworm comes to life when the Boston Children's Theatre performs “James and the Giant Peach” at noon and 2 pm
30.03.2012 [AboutMyArea] - Nine pupils from Year 7 at Fearns Community Sports College, Stacksteads, took part in the Readathon challenge for nearly two hours to raise funds for two good causes: CLIC Sargeant and Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.
13.04.2012 [University of Bristol] - There are Penguins, Pelicans and Puffins – books for all ages and interests – and plenty of child-friendly activities, including a Roald Dahl DVD to watch. Penguin 'Make and Take' workshops run on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm. The exhibition closes at the
Bestselling author, fighter pilot, inventor, chocolate expert... was there anything Roald Dahl couldn't do?! This much-loved writer wrote many unforgettable classics, including Matilda, The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Discover more about him below.
TODAY, PEOPLE ALL across the world are celebrating the birthday of Roald Dahl, the author whose books brightened up so many of our childhoods. Hidden among the strange words and fantastical stories are quite a few important life lessons – here are some we still keep in mind.
He is one of Britain's most beloved writers, the creator of more than 20 children's books including Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG. But did you know that Roald Dahl was also a medical innovator and a Second World War spy? Here we bring you 10 surprising facts about the ...
Roald Dahl facts: We've put together some fantastic facts about the author's life to celebrate all the brilliant books, playful poems and witty words he gave us over the years. Check out these fascinating facts about the man who wrote classics like Matilda and James and the Giant Peach. Boy are there some humdingers...
This month, Steven Spielberg releases 'The BFG' – the newest addition to a beloved brace of films adapted from the work of the great children's author Roald Dahl. Amazingly, it's only the eighth Dahl-based movie to hit the big screen (unless you count the author's own adaptations of Ian Fleming novels ...