Roald Dahl was born in Wales 1916 to Norwegian parents. After a distinguished career as a fighter pilot and diplomat during the Second World War, he settled down to become a fulltime author; first writing popular stories for adults; then, later, retelling many of the stories he made up at bedtime for his own children.
The first book Roald Dahl and illustrator Quentin Blake worked upon together was THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE. The two soon became firm friends, cementing one of the most eye-catching and distinctive collaborations in children’s literature.
Roald Dahl died in 1990. His work has been published in over 40 languages and today is considered a modern classic.
“It is Quent’s pictures rather than my own descriptions that have
brought to life such characters as the BFG, Miss Trunchbull, Mr Twit
and the Grand High Witch.” Roald Dahl
“I could never guess what he was going to think of next.” Quentin Blake
Title: Europa 2010 Childrens Books – Gibraltar
Date of Issue: 4 May 2010
Denominations: 10p, 42p, 44p, £1.50