Remembering Roald Dahl

Posted in the BookRix forum today by Amber Sims:

Every year, September 13th is celebrated internationally as Roald Dahl Day!
It’s a day to remember such an influential author for so many across the world.

Here’s an excerpt from an article online by Chauncey Mabe, Roald Dahl Day: Celebrating a legacy of cruel, gross and wonderful books:

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dahl’s death. Since then, his stories and books for children have only grown more popular, with translations into 50-plus languages and worldwide sales of more than 100 million copies of his books.

Partly this is the result of the many movies adapted from his work — Witches, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Charley and the Chocolate Factory (twice), and, most recently, The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

For more information on how today was celebrated, and how you can get involved, visit

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