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'I seem to remember the interview asked us what we thought were the 'ingredients' of a good story for children. 'Above all.' Roald Dahl told the interviewer, 'it must be funny.''
How did a young boy from a small town in Wales grow up to become one of the world's greatest storytellers - the creator of Mr Willy Wonka and the BFG, Matilda and Miss Trunchbull? From his days at boarding school to the RAF, his love of chocolate and endless storytelling, Roald Dahl's life, just like his books, was nothing short of extraordinary.
Now the award winning writer Michael Rosen explores Roald Dahl's own story to discover what made his writing so fantastic.
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Michael Rosen is one of the best known figures, not only in the children's book world but also the British arts scene. His first book of children's poems was published in 1974, and he has gone on to write numerous and award-winning children's poetry books, picture books and non-fiction such as Quick, Let's get Out of Here and We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Alongside this he performs, teaches, lectures, presents Word of Mouth on Radio 4 and reviews books for the Guardian. In 2007, Michael was appointed the fifth Children's Laureate - a role which he says will be used to be an "ambassador of fun".
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