Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was one of the most important children’s writers of the 20th century. He was born in 1916 and is known for novels like James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He also wrote numerous entertaining children’s poems throughout his career. Read more of Roald Dahl’s Biography.


‘Cinderella’ by Roald Dahl retells the story of Cinderella and how rather than marrying the Prince, she ends up with a lovely man who makes jam. 


‘Television’ by Roald Dahl describes in outrageous detail the dangers of television and what a parent can do to save their child.

The Pig

‘The Pig’ by Roald Dahl describes the thought process of an intelligent pig that realizes he is being raised to become a meal for humans. 

The Three Little Pigs

This classic poem by Roald Dahl retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs with a surprisingly dark conclusion.