Horribly Famous: Roald Dahl and his Chocolate Factory

You’ve probably heard of Roald Dahl. He’s dead famous for: writing loads of brilliant books for children, telling terrifying tales of the unexpected, and creating a fantastic chocolate factory. But did you know that Roald was a fighter pilot and spy in World War Two, invented a life-saving medical device, loved playing outrageous practical jokes and nearly lost his nose TWICE? Yup: he didn’t just write great books. He led a horribly interesting life!

  • A witty and insightful look at Roald Dahl’s fascinating life
  • Written in the style of the popular Horribly Famous books
  • Jam-packed with funny facts and laugh-out-loud pictures
  • Inspires kids with the true story of a world-famous writer

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  • liked it

    It is good ,funny and get’s me craving for chocolate.

    25 April 2018

  • Best Book Ever

    14 November 2016

  • Did you know Roald Dahl was in the Royal Air force?A must-read.

    6 March 2014

  • loved it

    Me and my friends read this to year 2 for world book day and everyone was amazed and said its a fab book

    6 March 2014

  • This book explains whatever is hidden about Roal Dahl… For more, I think you’ll MUST read D is for Dahl. Its amazing. It even tells you how R.D got ideas to write specific books!

    3 June 2012

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  • Andrew Donkin

    Andrew Donkin has written Roald Dahl and Shakespeare in the Dead Famous series. He lives in London.

  • Awards

    Winner of the Stockport Schools Book Award for Fintan Fedora.

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