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Roald Dahl's Motivation for Writing

Roald Dahl’s life was plagued by tragedy, and yet he wrote some of the most famous children’s books of our time, including "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach." This public radio story takes you into the life of Dahl, and what motivated his writing.

Biography Fiction Narrative Children's Literature Writing Process

Story Length: 7:11

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AIR DATE: 01/12/2010

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