There are lots of interesting books written for children’s genre but when you carefully watch their movie versions you come to realise there’s more to the story than being just a bed-time tale for children. Similarly, books written by Roald Dahl are carrying such energy that keeps you attached to every character of the story. These books might look funny and childish but their narration is not just restricted to kids only. There are a lot of famous books by Roald Dahl that are still on top for being dark, humorous, and delivering a strong message. You must not miss these in your childhood and if you have missed this is the perfect time to go through these books again. Who knows you might find new secret messages he entwined with different stories. Follow up this list of top10 books by Roal Dahl and let’s see how many have you read before?
List of Top 10 Books by Roald Dahl
1. Boy (1984)
This is one of the famous creations by Dahl who has documented the life of a young boy in Britain during the 1920s and 1930s but it is also highly revealing about the genesis of his obsessions regarding different fictional characters you might have seen in other top Roald Dahl’s books. You might remember “The Great Mouse Plot” – detailing an eight-year-old Roald and his friends hiding a dead rodent inside a gobstopper jar at the local sweet shop to upset its unpleasant owner, well you’ll finally know where it has come from.
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox (1970)
Mr Fox is another great story drawn from the countryside near Dahl’s home, that has a concerned roguish father who is getting over on the local landowners. You will love this novel by Roald Dahl that is supremely constructed over the malfunctioning families and how people discover it later. Mr Fox’s raiding missions on the poultry and cider stores of villainous farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean gives you nature red in tooth and claw and many other creepy emotions.
3. The Twits (1980)
This amazing book by Roald Dahl is about an arms race between an unhappily married couple, each bidding to humiliate each other. These couples who can’t get well with each other decide to traumatise one another through an ever-more cruel series of pranks that you will die laughing watching their evil sense of imaginations. Once Mr. Twit’s attempt to convince his wife she is shrinking by adding an extra sliver of wood to her cane every night.
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)
Who else might not have seen or read this story in his childhood or if you haven’t I am sure you might have fantasised over the world which is completely made of chocolates! Isn’t it? Well, that’s what this top book by Roald Dahl is all about. He captures his own childhood love of sweets discussed in the Boy book. The story revolves around a man named Willy Wonka who suddenly announces a plan to include golden tickets inside the wrappers of his chocolate bars, permitting the holder to tour his factory, and the last one standing will win a huge prize. Against all odds, the impoverished Charlie finds one ticket and follows the other lucky recipients inside the huge factory of Mr.Wonka. What happens next? read the book buddy!
5. The BFG (1982)
Here you will meet with the giant who catches dreams in his bottles one day adopts Sophie, a heroine named after Dahl’s first grandchild. This popular book by Roald Dahl is after the girl who learns of his existence takes everyone on her adventure involving “snozzcumbers”, “frobscottle” and plenty of “whizzpopping”(these are the terms you’ll understand when you read the book). Finally, they encounter rival giants who eat “human beans” and end up at Buckingham Palace to appeal to the Queen.
6. The Witches (1983)
This is one of the not-so-fun books from Roald that will shock you how great he is in writing thrillers! The scariest witch book by Roald Dahl carries up the tale of a boy and his cigar-huffing Norwegian grandmother encountering an international conference of witches and later continuing their own journey which becomes interesting when they discover the Grand High Witch’s genocidal plan to wipe out the children of the world with poisoned confectionery reads like a perversion of Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. The narration being turned into a mouse looks all the way back to the author’s own youth.
7. Matilda (1988)
This famous book even made money when it was converted into a famous Hollywood movie. Even I adored this movie in my childhood. This popular Roald Dahl’s book is about a war between a small girl named Matilda who owns telekinetic powers and is very sharp with numbers. But she ends up in a very deeply sinister school where the evil principle treats every kid ruthlessly and she decides to teach her a lesson. The truth about the two women who shared is just amazing. Getting past the tormentor with the aid of newly discovered telekinetic powers is just amazing.
8. James and the Giant Peach (1961)
This book is about James Henry Trotter, who has lost his family as they were run down by an escaped rhinoceros during a shopping expedition to London. So now like other famous novels of Roald Dahl has to live like a slave with his cruel aunts on the White Cliffs of Dover. James is given a bag of “crocodile tongues” by a mysterious old man who promises they will bring him happiness. He spills them in the garden, causing a big peach to grow to such an enormous size that it eventually rolls out to sea, taking James with it. What happens next?..you know to read it on your own buddy!
9. George’s Marvellous Medicine (1981)
This book might have to carry a note to try this home sign as the convincing narration of Roald Dahl’s best books leads you to somewhere you might have never thought. The plot is about George Kranky, who concocts his own miracle elixir from deodorant, shampoo, floor polish, horseradish sauce, gin, brown paint, engine oil, and antifreeze to replace his tyrannical grandmother’s regular prescription dose in the hope of improving her mood but what a great drama happens is a thrill to watch.
10. Danny the Champion of the World (1975)
As the title says it’s about a boy named Danny who discovers his parents had a sideline as a pheasant poacher and vows to help them catch the entire local flock before the squire, Victor Hazell, can stage a shooting party. But can he do that? Or is it really right to do such things? Well, you have to read along to know that.
I hope you liked these 10 famous books by Roald Dahl that are very engaging and carry very interesting plots. You get these amazing books over any online sites at a very reasonable price. In fact, most of Roald Dahl’s famous books are short and crisp on being a children book genre hence you can read them easily while some are converted into famous TV-series or movies that you can enjoy later. So just keep your love intact and follow us with our other interesting blogs like these for knowing more about famous books and useful gadgets. Do mention your views in our comment section below about your suggestions and views.