September 13 is Roald Dahl Story Day!

Roald DahlThis year, Roald Dahl Story Day, will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 13. This day of celebration began in 2006 to honor the British novelist, short-story writer, poet, and fighter pilot. 

Born on September 13, 1916, Roald Dahl grew up in Wales before going on to serve as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force during World War II. After also serving as an intelligence officer, Dahl then went on to become a prominent author in the 1940s. He eventually became one of the world's bestelling authors and has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". And for a little fun fact, Dahl used his own memories of his time in boarding school, where students were invited to sample chocolate bars, as inspiration when writing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dahl wrote novels, short stories, and even his own special dictionary for all ages. His works can be found in our catalog in both print and digital format, but I've also listed some of his well-known favorites below.

 

Matilda book cover

Matilda

 

 

The BFG book cover

 

The BFG

 

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book cover

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

 

James and the Giant Peach book cover

 

James and the Giant Peach

Posted by JordynC on September 8, 2020