Just how did Roald Dahl get into writing? Where did he get his ideas from? What ingredients in his life turned him into the kind of writer he was? Michael Rosen – poet, broadcaster and former Children’s Laureate, comes up with some of the answers to these key questions in his lively biography of the world’s No. 1 storyteller. Full of stories and funny anecdotes from Roald Dahl’s school days and family life, Michael Rosen’s fascinating observations creates a vivid picture of one of the most famous writers of all time.
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About the Contributors
The author, a self-proclaimed # 1 Roald Dahl fan, is a broadcaster, children’s novelist and poet and the author of 140 books. He was appointed as the fifth Children’s Laureate in the UK in June 2007 and held this honor until 2009.
Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl’s favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children’s Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.
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