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How Many Children's Books Did Roald Dahl Write?

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Roald Dahl wrote seventeen children's books and three children's poetry books, as well as many short story collections for adults and several screenplays.

Top Ten Children's Books by Roald Dahl
1. Matilda (1988) A young girl with telekinetic powers gets revenge on her evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.

2. The Witches (1983) A little boy (named Luke in the 1990 movie) and his grandmother end up at an NSPCC convention at a hotel in Bournemouth, England. It turns out that all the women there are really witches, who have an evil plan to turn all children in Britain into mice.

3. The BFG (1982) Sophie befriends the world's only friendly giant, and together they try to stop the evil giants who eat people.

4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) Charlie finds a special golden ticket in his chocolate bar, and is invited to the chocolate factory of the eccentric Willy Wonka.

5. James and the Giant Peach (1961) Orphan James lives with his two evil aunts, Spiker and Sponge. In their garden he escapes into a giant magical peach, where he befriends the insects who live inside it.

6. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (1985) Billy, a young boy who dreams of owning his own sweet shop, befriends a window-cleaning company consisting of a giraffe, a pelican, and a monkey.

7. George's Marvellous Medicine (1981) Eight-year-old George lives on a farm with his parents and his rude, selfish grandmother. He creates a medicine from various household objects and animal pills, with humorous results.

8. The Twits (1980) Mr and Mrs Twit are a cruel, unpleasant couple who enjoy playing horrible tricks on each other and mistreating animals and children. One day, their pet monkeys and birds get revenge.

9. Danny, the Champion of the World (1975) Danny and his father decide to humiliate the unpleasant local land-owner Mr. Hazell by luring the pheasants from his land before his annual pheasant-shooting party.

10. Fantastic Mr Fox (1970) Mr. Fox steals chickens from three cruel farmers in order to feed his starving family. The farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - then try to kill Mr. Fox.
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He did write 65 and among those were:

The Gremlins
James and The Giant Peach
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
The Fantastic Mr.Fox
and Matilda (my Favorite)

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