Blog Tour and Giveaway: Roald Dahl- D is for Dahl

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to be here today to talk with you about Roald Dahl! The one, the only...the so talented! I was very fortunate to be chosen as part of the anniversary tour hosted by Hannah at the Irish Banana. 


My Review: 
Today I am excited to share with you a little bit about D is for Dahl. In this lovely book, we get to go behind the scenes to learn more about the author and the wonderful stories that he wrote. I have to say I learned so much and it was such a fun interesting read. It goes through each letter of the alphabet and gives facts about Roald. It definitely makes me want to go to his museum in England!

Here are just a few of my favorite facts:
-He adored dogs, birds, and even goats. But he hated cats! (You guys know I don't hate cats, but it is interesting to hear that was his mindset!)
-When translated into Italian, the Big Friendly Giant becomes Il Grande Gingante Gentile. So in Italy the book is called GGG (instead of BFG!)
-Roald Dahl spent happy times working in the U.S. Capital in the 1940's.

Just so many wonderful tidbits about his life. Also, I really appreciated the illustrations throughout out this book. I recommend this book for anyone who has loved his stories to get a better understanding of the author! Happy Reading and thank you for the opportunity!

Purchase D is for Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was one of the world’s most imaginative, successful and beloved storytellers. He was born in Wales of Norwegian parents and spent much of his childhood in England. After establishing himself as a writer for adults with short story collections such as Kiss Kiss and Tales of the Unexpected, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living with his family in both the U.S. and in England. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl’s first children’s story, The Gremlins, was a story about little creatures that were responsible for the various mechanical failures on airplanes. The Gremlins came to the attention of both First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who loved to read the story to her grandchildren, and Walt Disney, with whom Roald Dahl had discussions about the production of a movie.

Roald Dahl was inspired by American culture and by many of the most quintessential American landmarks to write some of his most memorable passages, such as the thrilling final scenes in James and the Giant Peach - when the peach lands on the Empire State Building! Upon the publication of James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl began work on the story that would later be published as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and today, Roald Dahl’s stories are available in 58 languages and, by a conservative estimate, have sold more than 200 million copies.
Roald Dahl also enjoyed great success for the screenplays he wrote for both the James Bond film You Only Live Twice in 1967 and for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, released one year later, which went on to become a beloved family film.  Roald Dahl’s popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans. 

Two charities have been founded in Roald Dahl’s memory: the first charity, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, created in 1991, focuses on making life better for seriously ill children through the funding of specialist nurses, innovative medical training, hospitals, and individual families across the UK.

The second charity, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre – a unique cultural, literary and education hub – opened in June 2005 in Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived and wrote many of his best-loved works. 10% of income from Roald Dahl books and adaptations are donated to the two Roald Dahl charities.

On September 13, 2006, the first national Roald Dahl Day was celebrated, on what would have been the author’s 90th birthday. The event proved such a success that Roald Dahl Day is now marked annually all over the world. September 13, 2016 is Roald Dahl 100, marking 100 years since the birth of the world’s number one storyteller. There will be celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 throughout 2016, delivering a year packed with gloriumptious treats and surprises for everyone.

1 winner can pick 5 books from the Roald Dahl collection! US Only.
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