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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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dahl on TV

 

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

 

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

 

Children’s Poetry by Dahl 

 

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“Crocky-Wock the Crocodile”

 

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“The Pig” narrated by Stephen Bellamy

 

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“Television”

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