Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Today is a day dedicated to one of the world’s greatest storytellers: Roald Dahl. The day is recognised across the world as a day to celebrate the world’s best storyteller, with people holding fun-filled events. On what would have been his 103rd birthday, we’re taking a look back at the world-famous storyteller’s life, and just why we love his books so much!

Dahl wrote his first most famous story in 1961; James and the Giant Peach. After this, Dahl’s stories kept on coming and impressing the world.

During his younger years at school, Cadbury’s sent boxes of new chocolate bars to be tested by the pupils. Dahl dreamt of inventing a new chocolate bar so good that it would impress Mr Cadbury which was the inspiration behind his next masterpiece, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Following on from this, a screenplay for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was written as well as…

  • Fantastic Mr Fox (1970)
  • Danny the Champion of the World (1975)
  • The Enormous Crocodile (1978)
  • The Twits (1980)
  • Revolting Rhymes (1982)
  • The BFG (1982)
  • The Witches (1983)
  • Matilda (1988)


Still to this day, Roald Dahl’s stories continue to inspire people of all ages. Think you know your stuff about his best stories? Join in the fun this Roald Dahl Day and take our quiz below…