Date of Birth:13 September 1916, Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Date of Death:23 November 1990, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (leukemia)
Height:6' 6" (1.98 m)
Trademarks:Gluttonous characters: Augustus Gloop from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Bruno Jenkins from The Witches, Boggis from Fantastic Mr Fox and Bruce Bogtrotter from Matilda. Main characters are often children. Villains are often adults who hate children Orphans; James from James and the Giant Peach, the main character from The Witches and Sophie from The BFG. His villains are often extremely ugly His books all contain illustrations by Quentin Blake Often made up nonsense words like "Mugglewump", "Vermicious Knids", "Oompa Loompa", "Fleshlump eater", etc. Protagonists who escape abusive adults through fantastical or unbelievable means Bizarre, dark sense of humor
Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Elizabeth to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.
Tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandma wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world's Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe - undercover - to carry out her nefarious plans.