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Happy 100th Birthday dear old Roald Dahl!

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Today is Roald Dahl’s birthday! Over his decades-long writing career, Dahl wrote 19 children’s books, including the kids’ classics James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was later adapted for two films, the Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970), Danny, the Champion of the World (1975), The BFG (1982) and Matilda in 1988. Continue reading Happy 100th Birthday dear old Roald Dahl!

Happy Birthday, Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth GrahameKenneth Grahame, creator of one of the most celebrated works of classic literature for children, was born on March 8, 1859.

wind in the willowsGrahame was a Scottish essayist and children’s story writer who wrote the children’s classic The Wind in the Willows, stories of  little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant Toad. Over one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they’ve become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. Continue reading Happy Birthday, Kenneth Grahame