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Roald Dahl is a famous children’s author known for writing 19 children’s books and six short stories. Some of his most famous books are, The Gremlins (1943), James and the Giant Peach (1961), Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (1964), Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970), The BFG (1982), The Witches (1983) and Matilda (1988).
Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 and died on November 23, 1990 at the age of 74. Although a British author, he was born in Wales from immigrant Norwegian parents. Unfortunately, his father died when he was only four years old.