Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 to Norwegian parents. In WWII he was a fighter pilot for the RAF and it was writing about his experiences during this time that started his career as an author. He died in 1990.
His books are well know and loved all over the world. Many of his stories av been made into films, such as Charlie and the Chocolate factory, The Gremlins, the Witches and many more. You can read about these at the blog ROALD DAHL BOOK.
The BFG (the Big Friendly Giant) by Roald Dahl is illustrated by Quentin Blake. The book is dedicated to Dahl’s daughter, Olivia, who died of measles at the age of seven (Wikipedia). Look inside the book (amazon)
Background and characters in the BFG: Here you can read about how the story was born and the characters The BFG, Sophie, the other giants and the queen of England are descibed.
The BFG has been filmed