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Roald Dahl in His Own Words

Cassandra Neace

Staff Writer

Cassandra Neace is a high school English teacher in Houston. When she's not in the classroom, she reads books and writes about them. She prides herself on her ability to recommend a book for most any occasion. She can be found on Instagram @read_write_make

On Friday, we celebrated Roald Dahl day.  It would have been his 97th birthday, and I imagine he could have told quite a story about a man on his 97th birthday. We’ll just have to make due with the stories that he did tell.  Here’s a look at the man in his own words, some straight from the horse’s mouth and others taken from his pages.  We’ll let Hollywood handle the rest.

The Story of Dahl


From an interview on BBC Radio in the 1970s. He talks about why he wrote for children.



Another radio interview from 1990 about how he became a writer.



Dahl doesn’t make an appearance, but this episode of Read Aloud provides a very nice bit of biography.


Dahl on TV



Way Out (1961) – “William and Mary” (Part 1). Check out Part 2 here. The short-lived series was written and hosted by Dahl.



Season 1, Episode 1 of Tales of The Unexpected, written and introduced by Roald Dahl


Children’s Poetry by Dahl 



“Crocky-Wock the Crocodile”



“The Pig” narrated by Stephen Bellamy





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