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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

When we recently read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for our young girls book club, I couldn’t believe how many plot summaries and multiple choice questions I found online! 920 more words


Broadway's 'Matilda' is coming, 2nd graders' version already here

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)- Matilda the Musical is coming to New Haven’s Shubert Theater this spring, but starting today, kids are learning more about the play, the book, and the message in Roald Dahl’s story about the power of reading and learning. 309 more words

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The Inspiration behind 'What Stars Are Made Of'

There were two main prongs of inspiration for this book: mental health, and The BFG. Not exactly related, I know, but hear me out. 240 more words


Wednesday's Words #2: Matilda

I love Matilda by Roald Dahl more than any of his other books, and not just for the story, the message, or the title character, but because it spoke to me, as a child, in a way that so many of the other books I had read, before and after, did not.   493 more words


Daily Poem - A Poem For Rotten Kids

Young Johnny murdered all his friends.
He brought them all to grisly ends.
‘Twere some he stabbed and some he shot,
And some he clubbed and left to rot. 118 more words


Through the Looking Glass reblogged this on Pot-pourri and commented:

Reminded me of poems by Roald Dahl

Some great advice from none other than Roald Dahl

I came across this little gem on Twitter recently. Jay Williams wrote to Roald Dahl in 1980 asking for some advice on a short story he had written. 18 more words

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The Reread Challenge: George's Marvelous Medicine

This is the first book I’ve read as part of the Re-Read Challenge.

WHEN I First Read

I first read George’s  Marvelous Medicine when I was 11 years old, probably one of the last of his books I ever read. 501 more words