Dahl and Rowling

Published December 1, 2002 at 12:13 PM
from UKHarryPotter

icWales has posted an article comparing the literary value of JK Rowling and Roald Dahl.&br;&br;"It is the battle of the children's literary giants. One has been entertaining young people for the last four decades while the other has become one of the world's most famous - and richest - authors since the publication of her first book just five years ago. But who is really the best children's writer of all time - Roald Dahl or J K Rowling?&br;&br;&br;...IN 1967, two books were published in the UK which would break the mould in children's literature - James And The Giant Peach and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.&br;&br;At the time, The Times critic Elaine Moss wrote of the latter, "It is the funniest children's book I have read in years; not just funny but shot through with a zany pathos which touches the young heart."&br;&br;Since then, it seems that all of Cardiff-born Dahl's works - which include, The BFG, Matilda, The Twits and The Witches - have touched the hearts of children (and parents) all over the world.&br;&br;&br;...HARRY Potter has undoubtedly become the most famous boy in the world since he was dreamt up by his creator J K Rowling during a train journey.&br;&br;Four books have now been published and the second Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, will be released on November 15 - all of which has made Rowling a multi-millionaire.&br;&br;But when you carefully consider the Harry Potter story it is a simple idea, which is probably why it has become a universal success."&br;&br;icNetwork.co.uk
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