17 Magical Lessons Learned From Roald Dahl Books

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1. You believed that crocodile tongues were the most powerful spell there was.

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2. And that seagulls were the only way to travel.

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3. If you concentrated hard enough, you could do anything.

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4. You didn’t need two parents to have a family.

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5. But a big family was a wonderful thing too.

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6. You knew that some words were more powerful when said backwards.

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7. You realized that dreams were harder work than they looked.

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8. With the right friends, you could accomplish anything.

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9. You tried to convince your parents that it was better if you didn’t shower.

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10. Because it didn’t matter what you looked like, as long as somebody loved you.

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11. You learnt that it was what’s on the inside that counts.

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12. But as you got older, stories like Lamb to the Slaughter taught you that appearances could be deceiving.

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13. You learnt to search for the wonderful in your own life.

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14. You couldn’t understand why your friends would watch TV when there were books.

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15. Reading Roald Dahl, you felt like you were in on the best secret in the world.

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16. A book wasn’t just numbers and letters - it was full of friends.

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17. And reading felt like coming home.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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