Dahl still a marvellous treat
“IF you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will look lovely”.
It’s that kind of sentiment, from his 1979 book The Twits, which keeps the work of Roald Dahl flying off the shelves at Wangaratta Library.
The library’s children and youth services officer, Anne-Maree Phillips, said the late Welsh-born writer, whose birthday was remembered worldwide on Wednesday’s Roald Dahl Day, remained as popular today as when his works were produced.
“Often we have children coming in looking for series, and his are the first works they have already read,” she said.
“But we still get children coming in who haven’t read his books, and if they are fans of (Australian author) Andy Griffiths, I direct them to Roald Dahl.
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of his most popular books, but there are so many other lesser known ones that children still really enjoy.”
The library is recognising another beloved author during these school holidays, with its children’s book club focusing on Enid Blyton’s The Enchanted Wood, to mark what would have been her 120th birthday year.
For more information, contact the library on 5721 2366.
STILL A FAVOURITE: Wangaratta Library’s children and youth services officer, Anne-Maree Phillips, with a stack of Roald Dahl books, which still prove popular among young library patrons.