Roald Dahl: A Norwegian Lifestyle

by Jennifer Ciotta

A world renowned best-selling children's author of books such as James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, BFG and Matilda, Roald Dahl dominated the children's literary field in his day.  Think of Dahl as a modern-day J.K. Rowling, yet he was heavily influenced by his Norwegian upbringing.  His mother frequently told Dahl and his siblings stories of Nordic folklore, especially of tiny trolls and mythical creatures which could be found in a lush, Norwegian forest.

Born in Wales and schooled in England, Dahl suffered two significant tragedies as a chi...

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