As the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Facory, and many other original works, Roald Dahl has definitely regained the recognition of many as a master storyteller. Many of his works has gone down in history as a classic.
Birth Date: September 13, 1916
Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Pen Names: N/A
Years Active: 1942–1990
Genre: Children’s, adults’ literature, horror, mystery, fantasy
No. of Books Written: 17 children’s books, 2 screenplays, 48 published books in total
- Roald is known for using a pencil while writing on a yellow paper and would write for four hours every day from 10am to 12pm, then from 4pm to 6pm.
- There should be a third Charlie Bucket story next to Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator but he died before he could finish the book.
- His first book is titled The Gremlins, it’s is a children’s book published which he published in 1943. It was written for Walt Disney Productions as a promotional device for a feature-length animated film that was never made.
Notable Characters Created
Age: Mid 40’s
Height: 6’ 3”
Factory Companions: The Oompa-Loompas
Likes: Chocolate, his long hat and Cane
Dislikes: Naughty and spoiled children
He is the deuteragonist in the Roald’s bestselling novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and also appeared on the second installment to the series Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. He is the genius behind every Wonka chocolate candy bar and the owner of Wonka chocolate company.
He is quite odd as a child and even so during his adulthood, he and Charlie Bucket became friends during the end of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and asked Charlie and his family to live with him in his gigantic Chocolate Factory house.
Aliases: Malinda, dip-face, young lady
Family: Harry Wormwood (Father), Zinnia Wormwood (Mother), Michael Wormwood (Brother)
Jennifer Honey (Adoptive Mother)
Hobbies: Reading, playing tricks on Principal Trunchbull & Playing with friends
Powers/Skills: Telekinesis, Genius level intellect
Mission: Prevent Principal Trunchbull from hurting other children
During her 1st birthday she developed linguistic and vocabulary skills on par with that of an adult’s (her parents call her a “noisy chatterbox”).
At 3 years old she developed extreme intellect and demonstrates reading skills that are advanced for her age.
At 4 years old, as proof of her being a genius, Matilda then discovers reading skills on par with that of an adult’s book. She also has special powers called telekinesis which can make things move using only her mind.