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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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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