“Dahl didn’t underestimate children. Instead he let them in on some precious adult secrets. Such as: a lot of people in this world just aren’t very pleasant. And: being good doesn’t always mean you can’t have what you want.”
—Lev Grossman, in his introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Today, on Roald Dahl Day, we join fans around the world in celebrating the great storyteller whose books have made lifelong readers out of so many of us.