Roald Dahl was a British poet, short-story writer, novelist, screenwriter, and wartime fighter. Dahl is popular for his children’s books. He has been referred to as one of the best storytellers for children of the 20th century. In this article, we are going to read about the top 10 books by Roald Dahl.

The BFG

Top 10 Books by Roald Dahl | 10 Best Books written by Roald Dahl - The BFG
Top 10 Books by Roald Dahl | 10 Best Books written by Roald Dahl – The BFG

BFG is a giant but no, not the bone-crunching ones, he is rather a very kind and jumbly. It is good for Sophie that BFG is nice, if it was some other giant she would have been an easy breakfast. When Sophie gets to know that the giants are planning to move to England to capture some little children, she decides she needs to stop them with the help of BFG.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is finally going to open but only five kids are allowed in the factory. And, these five kids are a boy whose hobby is eating named Augustus Gloop, a spoiled brat named Veruca Salt, a dim-witted gum-chewer Violet Beauregarde, a toy gangster who is obsessed with TV Mike Teavee and finally our hero, an honest, kind and brave kid named Charlie Bucket.

James and the Giant Peach

Top 10 Books by Roald Dahl | 10 Best Books written by Roald Dahl - James and the Giant Peach
Top 10 Books by Roald Dahl | 10 Best Books written by Roald Dahl – James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach is about an English orphan boy who enters a magical and giant peach and experiences a surreal otherworldly adventure with seven magically altered garden bugs he gets familiar with. This book was dedicated to Olivia, Dahl’s daughter who died only after a year of this book’s publication.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox is about a fox who has to go out and get foodstuff from three farmers (Boggis, Bunce, and Bean). The three farmers are certainly not happy with the fact that Mr. Fox is robbing them and they decide to finish him. Now, Mr. Fox has to find ways to avoid these farmers and at the same time protect his family.

The Witches

Top 10 Books by Roald Dahl | 10 Best Books written by Roald Dahl - The Witches
Top 10 Books by Roald Dahl | 10 Best Books written by Roald Dahl – The Witches

The Witches is about real witches but they are wearing ordinary clothes and they look a lot like ordinary women. They live in simple houses with simple jobs. This is why it is so hard to identify the witches. The hero of the story, with the help of his grandma and friends, will expose the witches.

Matilda

Matilda
Matilda

Matilda is an exceptional girl, very sweet by nature but according to her parents, she is nothing but a nuisance. Matilda wishes the school to be at least different but there she has to face a kid-hating and terrifying headmistress, Miss Trunchball. When Trunchball attacks Matilda she realizes that she has a remarkable strength within her to fight back.

Danny the Champion of the World

Top 10 Books by Roald Dahl | 10 Best Books written by Roald Dahl - Danny the Champion of the World
Top 10 Books by Roald Dahl | 10 Best Books written by Roald Dahl – Danny the Champion of the World

Danny and the Champion of the World are about a boy and his dad who stay in a gas station in England. Their land borders a mean rich man named Mr. Victor Hazel who owns a beer brewery. Danny gets familiar with his father’s secret of being a poacher. He does this to get back at the mean old man.

George’s Marvellous Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine
George’s Marvellous Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine is set in the English countryside, where George, an 8-year-old was stuck with his unpleasant grandma because grandma told him all kinds of stories that horrified George to death. After enduring it to his limit, he decided to make a special medicine and replace it with her daily medicine. The special medicine will make grandma spunky and taller than the house.

The Enormous Crocodile

Top 10 Books by Roald Dahl | 10 Best Books written by Roald Dahl - The Enormous Crocodile
Top 10 Books by Roald Dahl | 10 Best Books written by Roald Dahl – The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile is certain what he wants for lunch – a juicy little child. His animal friends are shocked by the news. Nonetheless, he carries on his tricks of deception, in the end bagging what he wants. To read and enjoy this book, kids might need some good reading skills or adult assistance.

The Twits

The Twits
The Twits

The Twits created by Dahl are a married couple and even though they are humorous, they are not too bright. Mr Twit has a long and bushy beard that has bits of apple, rotten fish and more stuck in it. Mrs. Twit used to be gorgeous when she was young but due to her repeated frightening thoughts, she became ugly. They love to play mean scams on each other. In this book there are a few instances of those tricks, it will make the readers feel light.

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