The Fantastic World of ROALD DAHL
If I can creep into the mind of any author, Roald Dahl would be on the top of my list. I haven't read all of his books, but many of the characters he created have brought me into a world of wonder. Charlie, Matilda, James, Mr. Fox, the BFG, etc...Having met them were wonderful encounters in my childhood. Roald Dahl is a legend; he has the ability to organize children's wild imagination into words. His literary works are timeless; they are loved by successive generation of children and adults. I saw a few of my Year 2 students reading Dahl's books and I am excited for their imaginary journey!
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Center is a nice little tourist attraction in the UK. To me, since I'm not a big Harry Potter fan, this museum is more attractive than the Harry Potter Amusement Park!
I also like the Roald Dahl Official Website where I can play a few games with the characters who were close to me as a child. The "treats" (games) page needs registration; you may want to let your children use my log in info to access that page:
password (as assigned!): whizzpop
There are some educational resource for teachers to download from the website, too!
Roald Dahl is a remarkable man. Although he enjoyed fame and success as an author, he had to endure a number of family tragedies in his life. Not only MUST children read his books, they should also read about his life and be inspired by it!