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Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday!

Did you know that this year marks the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth? It is true, the British author was born on September 13th 1916 (and he died 74 years later on November 23th 1990). And of course, this needs to be celebrated! Throughout the year, there will be parties for #RoaldDahl100, focusing on his gloriumptious stories and characters, delivering a year packed with squiffling surprises and treats for everyone. A detailed overview of all the events can be found here: JulyAugust, September, October, November, December.

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

On his official birthday, September 13th, there will be a huge worldwide celebration of the world’s number one storyteller. Do you want to take part in this celebration? Then you can do so easily, as the Roald Dahl’s Estate is kindly offering a Party Pack. All you have to do is register with your email address and you will be sent a 25-page document with everything you need to hold a party, whether you’re celebrating at home, in school or out and about. As they say themselves: the Oompa-Loompas have been working tirelessly to get the packs ready so you can have the most splendiferous, swizzfiggling, gloriumptious Roald Dahl party of all time! It contains so many fun things, including:

Teachers, moms of readers, and bookwurms yourselves, listen up. This is definitely something for you! Go download the party packs right now, and join in on the fun.

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

By the way, if you want to learn a little more about Roald Dahl, be sure to check out his website. You can find so much interesting information about the author. Like, for example, did you know that:

Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.

All of this and more can be found on the Roald Dahl website right here:

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.

Roald Dahl was a great author of children’s books, and I read a lot of his books growing up. He is also a very quotable writer, I have included my favourites in this post as well. How about you? Were you a fan of Roald Dahl’s silly stories as a child? Or do you prefer his adult novels and writings?

Happy reading,

Loes M.

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