Interesting facts about Roald Dahl (Poems for KS1 and KS2)

This page, “Interesting facts about Roald Dahl (Poems for KS1 and KS2)” has actually been written by
my poetry-writing AI with a little help from myself. Roald Dahl is a wonderful author and I’ve enjoyed both his children’s books and his tales for adults.

I picked out the facts I wanted to use and then the AI did the rest.

I hope that you find this a useful resource.  If your children, or you – write your own poems in response to this, please share it in the comments.  I would love to read them.

Roald Dahl – Born in Wales

Dahl was born in Wales,
but his parents were Norwegian.
He loved the stories of trolls
and mystical creatures from his homeland.

He grew up to write his own stories,
filled with fantastical creatures of his own.
His books are now beloved by children all over the world,
and he is known as one of the greatest children’s authors of all time.

Roald Dahl’s Amazing Mind

I want to write about Roald Dahl

The man with the amazing mind

He wrote wondrous stories

That made me think and smile

He was a master of his craft

And his books are treasures

I’m grateful for the time he spent

In this world, and in mine.

Everyone loves Roald Dahl

Everyone loves Roald Dahl,
the wonderful wizard of words.
His stories are delightful,
full of fun and surprises.
He has a magic touch,
transforming the everyday into something special.
Thank you, Roald Dahl,
for making childhood so much fun.

A Giant of a Man

A giant of a man, with a giant’s heart
His works inspired children and adults, equally
Making them laugh, and sometimes making them cry
He was a storyteller, whose words would never die
A master of his craft, who will always be remembered
For the joy he brought to so many, throughout his life.

If he could see

What a wonderful world it would be,

If only Roald Dahl were here to see.
He brought us stories that we all love,
And now we all miss him from above.
He was so sweet and kind,
And his stories will always be in our minds.
His writings were truly magical,
And we all feel very lucky that he was so prolific.

Once upon a time

Once upon a time,
there was a very famous author
whose name was Roald Dahl.
He wrote some amazing stories
that made everyone happy.
His books were filled with magic
and adventure, and everyone loved them.
He will always be remembered
for his wonderful writing.

Making the dark light

There was a man named Dahl,
whose books were really quite good.
The stories he would tell,
were something that you should not miss.
He had a way with words,
that made you want to read more.
His tales were full of magic,
and sometimes quite a bit of gore.
But no matter what the story,
you knew it would be a treat.
For Roald Dahl was the master,
of making the dark light.

Born in Llandaff

In 1916, in Llandaff, Wales
a son was born to Harald and Sofie Dahl
Roald would go on to become a famous children’s author
He wrote about witches and giants and chocolate factories
He was a master of the twist ending, which delighted kids and adults alike
He was also a World War II fighter pilot
What a guy!

The Cathedral School in Llandaff.

For a little boy, it seemed so huge,
The Cathedral School in Llandaff.
But Roald Dahl found his feet and his voice,
And all that he learned there was worthwhile.
He formed lasting friendships,
Learned about loyalty and respect;
What a foundation for life this was!

The Mouse and the Gobstoppers

The four boys were caught
Putting a mouse in the gobstoppers jar
The punishment was severe
Caning from the headmaster
It was a painful experience
But they all laughed about it later
Because Roald Dahl wrote about it.

Roald Dahl – fighter pilot

Roald Dahl was a fighter pilot
In World War II
He downed many planes
With his quick wit and skill
But one day his luck ran out
And his plane was hit
He bailed out just in time
But suffered a terrible injury
Which left him blind for a while.

Roald Dahl wrote in a Shed

In a shed at the bottom of the garden,
Roald Dahl wrote some of the best stories ever told.
He sat in his chair, with a pencil in his hand,
Inspired by the world around him, day and night.

The shed was his refuge from the outside world,
A place where he could escape to his own little world.
Inside, there were no limits to what he could do,
He could be whoever he wanted to be.

There were no rules in that little shed,
No one to tell him what was right or wrong.
He was free to create as he pleased,
And the results were magical.

Roadl Dahl made up over 250 new words

He was one of a kind,
Achievements to his name,
A writer of children’s books,
But with a vocabulary bold and new.

He gave words to the unheard,
The undiscovered and unnamed,
A master of language,
Who showed us all there’s more to say.

His words were playful and bright,
Filled with mischief and joy,
And we all owe him a debt of gratitude,
For making our world just a little bit brighter.

Roald Dahl Day!

It’s Roald Dahl Day!
We’re all so excited
It’s time to have some fun
For today we’ll read some stories
And maybe do some baking too!

There’s so much to enjoy
When it’s Roald Dahl Day
The author is such a genius
We all love his work, don’t we?

So let’s get started today
With some delightful fun
In honour of Roald Dahl
Who wrote some amazing stories.

Roald Dahl Day – 13th September


Roald Dahl was one of my favourite authors
I always loved his stories, they were so clever
He had a way of making the dark seem fun
And I think he was the best that ever happened to children’s lit
This day is held every year on September 13th
To honour the life and work of this amazing man
Who gave us tales of heroes, villains and chocolate factories
Thank you, Roald Dahl, for all the joy you’ve brought us.

Roald Dahl was named after the legendary Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen.

There once was a boy named Roald,
who was named after a great explorer.
He loved to read and write,
and he dreamed of faraway places.
He was a bit of a rebel,
but he had a kind heart.
He was one of the most famous writers of his time,
and his books are still cherished today.

Roald Dahl Books

There is magic in the pages of Roald Dahl books,
Secrets and tales to be read again and again.
The Child inside of us all, will come alive
With the stories of the BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
And Matilda.
These stories are timeless, and we’ll never get enough
Of the World According to Roald Dahl.

4 thoughts on “Interesting facts about Roald Dahl (Poems for KS1 and KS2)”

  1. Thank you for sharing these great facts about Roald Dahl I found this post very interesting, like I didn’t know the Roald was born in Wales, plus I saw my kids reading this books BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,And Matilda and didn’t know they were his books.

    Great to know more about Roald Dahl, I will show this post to my kids I’m they will to more about the author of those books.

    Thanks you 

    1. Hi,

      I am glad that you found this page interesting and I hope that your children enjoy these poems and maybe write some of their own.

      Perhaps they would like to share this page with their teacher?

      All the best!


  2. What a wonderful site you have.

    I had no idea Roald Dahl was born in Wales, you learn something new everyday.

    Roald Dahl books were very popular when I was a child in school (I’m now 40 and read them to my 7 year old twins!).

    James and the Giant Peach was always a favourite of mind – bring backs magical memories.

    Thank you for a lovely trip down memory lane – beautiful post BTW! 🙂


    1. Hi,

      I am glad this brought back some happy memories!

      Roald Dahl’s books were great to teach with. There was so much content and lots of life lessons to learn as well. They prompted lots of discussion and the children were keen to participate.

      All the best,


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