“Of course they would!” the Giant shouted. “Every human bean is diddly and different. Some is scrumdiddlyumptious and some is uckyslush. Greeks is all full of uckyslush. No Giants is eating Greeks, ever.”
So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.
Roald Dahl. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". In 2008 The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". His works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, George's Marvellous Medicine and The BFG.
Roald Dahl - A blue plaque erected in Llandaff, Cardiff, South Wales reads - Site of 'Mrs Pratchett's' sweet shop during his time at Cathedral School as recalled in his autobiogrPhy 'Boy'. - The anniversary of Dahl's birthday on 13 September is celebrated as "Roald Dahl Day" in Africa, the United Kingdom and Latin America. - Wikipedia the free encyclopedia
Patricia Neal was born Patsy Louise Neal, in Packard, Whitley County, Kentucky. She was married from 1953 to 1983 to Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.