Friday, September 30, 2016

Celebration of Roald Dahl Day Tour & Giveaway


Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was one of the world’s most imaginative, successful and beloved storytellers. He was born in Wales of Norwegian parents and spent much of his childhood in England. After establishing himself as a writer for adults with short story collections such as Kiss Kissand Tales of the Unexpected, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living with his family in both the U.S. and in England. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl’s first children’s story, The Gremlins, was a story about little creatures that were responsible for the various mechanical failures on airplanes. The Gremlins came to the attention of both First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who loved to read the story to her grandchildren, and Walt Disney, with whom Roald Dahl had discussions about the production of a movie.

Roald Dahl was inspired by American culture and by many of the most quintessential American landmarks to write some of his most memorable passages, such as the thrilling final scenes in James and the Giant Peach - when the peach lands on the Empire State Building! Upon the publication of James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl began work on the story that would later be published as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and today, Roald Dahl’s stories are available in 58 languages and, by a conservative estimate, have sold more than 200 million copies.
Roald Dahl also enjoyed great success for the screenplays he wrote for both the James Bond film You Only Live Twice in 1967 and for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, released one year later, which went on to become a beloved family film.  Roald Dahl’s popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans. 
Two charities have been founded in Roald Dahl’s memory: the first charity, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, created in 1991, focuses on making life better for seriously ill children through the funding of specialist nurses, innovative medical training, hospitals, and individual families across the UK.

The second charity, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre – a unique cultural, literary and education hub – opened in June 2005 in Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived and wrote many of his best-loved works. 10% of income from Roald Dahl books and adaptations are donated to the two Roald Dahl charities.

On September 13, 2006, the first national Roald Dahl Day was celebrated, on what would have been the author’s 90th birthday. The event proved such a success that Roald Dahl Day is now marked annually all over the world. September 13, 2016 is Roald Dahl 100, marking 100 years since the birth of the world’s number one storyteller. There will be celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 throughout 2016, delivering a year packed with gloriumptious treats and surprises for everyone.

Now that Charlie has won the chocolate factory, what's next? Even wilder adventures, that'swhat! Join him, Grandpa Joe, and, of course, Willy Wonka for the amazing, intergalactic sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!


The sequel to the charming story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this story picks up right where the last left off, in the glass elevator.

The characters are very much the same interesting people we met in the first book.  Willy Wonka is bizarre with moments of very strange with Charlie who trusts him.  They travel to orbit and have an adventure there.  Then the story moves back to the chocolate factory where another story unfolds.  It felt like two separate stories though both were interesting.

Though it doesn't have quite the same magic as the first book, it is enjoyable.  It certainly shows the imagination of a brilliant writer.

A good middle grade story, this one is for those that fell in love with these characters in book one.



1 winner can pick 5 books from the Roald Dahl collection! US Only.

This giveaway is hosted and sponsored by the publisher. StuckInBooks is not responsible for selecting a winner or sending out prizes.

The Rest of the Tour

DateBlog Name:BookBlog URL:
9/12Fiction FareRoald Dahl's Revolting
9/13Nicole's Novel ReadsThe Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets
9/14Rants and Raves of a BibliophileSkin and Other
9/15Intellectual RecreationLove From Boy
9/16KellyVisionMore About
9/17One Night Book StandRevolting Rhymes
9/18The Quiet ConcertThe Minpins
9/19Reads All the BooksDirty Beasts
9/20Here's to Happy EndingsThe Enormous Crocodile
9/21He Said Books or MeD is for
9/22Dizneeee's World of BooksThe Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
9/23The Innocent SmileyThe Vicar of
9/25Emily Reads EverythingDanny, The Champion of the
9/26Writing My Own Fairy TaleGeorge's Marvelous MedicineHttp://
9/27Rebelle ReadsFantastic Mr.
9/28Quest ReviewsGoing Solo
9/29Mundie KidsCharlie and the Chocolate Factory
9/30Stuck In BooksCharlie and the Great Glass Elevator
10/1No BS Book ReviewsMatilda
10/2NovelgossipThe Twits
10/3Forever BookishBoy: Tales of
10/4Miranda's Book BlogThe Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
10/5I Turn the PagesThe
10/6The Irish Banana ReviewThe Witches
10/7Actin' Up with BooksThe Magic Finger
10/8Swoony Boys PodcastJames and the Giant Peach 


  1. Whenever I remember my favorite books from childhood, Roald Dahl is always right at the top of the list. <3

  2. I love Roald Dahl''s books.Can't wait to read this one.

  3. I love Roald Dahl''s books.Can't wait to read this one.

  4. And of course he's responsible for the classic Alfred Hitchcock episode "Lamb to the Slaughter".

  5. I haven't read the sequel! Where have I been? This tour has been an eye opener for me on some great books I missed out on but still have a chance to read now.

  6. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! Huge fan of Roald Dahl :)

  7. Excited to win this. Great for my son.

  8. 5 books from Roald Dahl-love to pick and win them

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