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Happy Birthday Roald Dahl

An unforgettable children’s book lasts generations. With every new generation, new readers discover the joy of the same book that their forebears read as children.

The late Roald Dahl’s birthday was last week. He is among one of the giants of children’s literature. From his pen and his imagination came Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Boy, James And The Giant Peach, etc.

I remember reading Boy more than twenty years ago. Dahl has such a unique perspective on childhood that it feels like through his characters, he is speaking directly to his young readers. When a writer is able to speak directly to his or her readers, they have a gift that many wish they had.

Wherever you are Mr. Dahl, thank you for inspiring multiple generations of children. Your name and work will never be forgotten.

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