Roald Dahl’s Captivating Writing Style

I absolutely love the writing style of Roal Dahl. Many times throughout the year as I have read The Magic Finger or George’s Marvelous Medicine and now Matilda, I have glanced at my students with their total expression in a daze. Their eyes are twinkling and mouths half open as if to somehow come up with the words to the rest of the story. They are captivated, lost in a world that someone created and typed into a story. I LOVE that look because then I know that the book has become something more than pages and words. It’s the journey that you embark on without ever leaving. When I finish a book to my class, I always feel like we have been on an adventure together.

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