Roald Dahl's Life

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  • Roald Dahl is Born

    Roald Dahl is Born
    Roald Dahl was born in Llandlaff, Cardiff. His dad died in 1920. Roald Dahl thought his mother was the most important person of his life. He had an older sister, but she died in 1920 because of appendicitis. His three sisters were named Astri, Alfhild and Else.
  • Dahl joins Shell Oil Company

    Dahl joins Shell Oil Company
    Dahl's First Job. He got along well with the staff and enjoyed the job a lot, but he wanted a job where he could travel a lot.
  • Sent to Africa

    Sent to Africa
    He was sent there for his job. He LOVED it in Africa, as he finally was able to travel for his job. After a while it started to seem boring.
  • Dahl joins the Army.

    Dahl joins the Army.
    He joins an army group called the Royal Air Force as a fighter pilot. He wanted to defend his country because World War 2 was still going on.
  • Dahl gets Injured

    Dahl gets Injured
    Roald Dahl was sent on a mission to fly his Gladiator (Plane) to Abu Sueir, Egypt. But on his way the plane ran out of fuel. He tried to land, but he crash landed on the ground, the plane caught on fire, and he rolled out of the cockpit.
  • Sent to the British Embassy

    Sent to the British Embassy
    After the recovering from the injury Dahl was too weak to join the army again, so he was sent to the British Embassy.
  • Dahl's first story is in the newspaper

    Dahl's first story is in the newspaper
    Dahl's favorite author, C.S. Forestor was coming to the British Embassy to interview Roald Dahl about his life as a fighter pilot.
    After the interview C.S. Forestor liked the interview so much that he put his story into the newspaper! It was Dahl's first story and how he became a writer.
  • The Gremlins is published

    The Gremlins is published
    Dahl's first idea for a book came from these make believe creatures that RAF pilots blamed for problems. When he was publishing it, it got sent to Walt Disney, he liked it, and made it into a movie, but it failed to make the big screen. At least Dahl published his first book.
  • Over to You is published

    Roald Dahl's first adult book. It got great reviews. One reviewer called Dahl an author of great promise.
  • Sometime Never is published

    Dahl's second adult book. It was not a successful book.
  • Dahl marries Patrica Neal

    Dahl marries Patrica Neal
    Dahl meets her wife at a church in New York. They were both celebrities. Pat Neal was an actress, and Dahl, as you know, was a famous book author.
  • The Dahl's have their first daughter

    Roald Dahl's first daughter, Olivia, was born. She died 7 years later of disease.
  • Kiss Kiss is published

    Another one of Dahl's adult books was published, Kiss Kiss, it sold well, but reviewers did not like the book. They thought it was too gross.
  • Tessa is born

    The Dahl's second daughter. She grew up to be a English Author.
  • The Dahl's had there first son

    His name was Theo. On December 5th Theo almost died in a taxi crash. He barely survived.
  • James and the Giant Peach is published

    James and the Giant Peach is published
    This 160 page book was one of Dahl's best known books. It sold tons of copies and is known as one of the greatest childrens books ever. It was a story about a little boy who escapes from his evil aunts in a giant peach.
  • Olivia Dies of Disease

    Olivia gets a disease called measles encephalitis at only age 7.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is published

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is published
    Probably Dahl's most known book. It sold tons of copies but got some bad reviews. It is a story about a kid who is very poor but gets a golden ticket in a chocolate bar. The ticket wins him a trip to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
  • Lucy is Born

    Dahl's third daughter. She is now a british screen writer
  • The Magic Finger is published.

    The Magic Finger is published.
    Dahl's fourth childrens story. Its about a girl with a magic finger that can punish someone for what they did, but she had no control over it.
  • Dahl's mom dies of old age.

    Another one of Dahl's family disasters
  • You Only live Twice (Movie)

    You Only live Twice (Movie)
    Dahl helps make the fifth James Bond movie. He wrote the screenplay for it.
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Movie)

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Movie)
    Dahl's second movie. It was a musical, and Roald Dahl wrote the script.
  • Fantastic Mr.Fox is published

    Fantastic Mr.Fox is published
    Another on of Dahl's successful book's, but its my least favorite of his books. Its about a fox that steals birds from local farms, the owners of the farm get angry and go out to kill him. The book was 96 pages long. In 2009 the book was made into a movie.
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Movie)

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Movie)
    Dahl's third movie and most known one. It has the same story as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is published

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator is published
    The sequal to the beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was not as popular though. Dahl was planning on making a Third book but never finished.
  • Danny, the Champion of the World is published

    Danny, the Champion of the World is published
    Another one of Dahl's successful books. I am in fact reading this book right now :D. It's about a boy who has just learned his father's biggest secret.
  • Dahl began working with Quentin Blake.

    Dahl began working with Quentin Blake.
    Dahl's famous illustrator. He drew most of the covers for Roald Dahl books we see today.
  • The Enormous Crocodile is published

    The Enormous Crocodile is published
    Dahl's first book with Quentin's illustrations. The funny and great illustrations made the book better! Its about a crocodile who tells the other animals that he's going to eat children.
  • The Twits is published

    The Twits is published
    Another book by Roald Dahl. Its about a couple that spends there lives playing tricks on each other.
  • The BFG is published

    The BFG is published
    And yet another one of Dahl's successful books. It was dedicated to his first daughter, Olivia, who died of measles when she was seven. Its about a little girl who one day sees a giant outside of her window.
  • Dahl divorces Pat Neal

    Dahl divorces Pat Neal
    Dahl divorces Pat Neal, the actress, on the year of there 30th anniversary. Dahl marries his second wife, Felicity Crosland.
  • The Witches is published

    The Witches is published
    Another book by Roald Dahl. This book won the Whitebread Prize, a British literary award. Its about a little boy who learns how to tell if a person was a witch.
  • Dahl's first autobiography is published.

    Dahl's first autobiography is published.
    Dahl decided to write an autobiography named Boy. It tells the story of his younger years. The book became very successful.
  • Going Solo is published

    Going Solo is published
    The sequel to Boy. It explains Dahls later years in the war.
  • Matilda is published

    Matilda is published
    Another one of Dahl's successful books. It's about a 5 year old girl whose parents don't pay attention to her much, if they did, they would discover she was really gifted.
  • Roald Dahl Dies

    Roald Dahl Dies
    Dahl dies of bone marrow disease. He will always be one of my favorite authors, and he wrote some of my favorite books.
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