Article by Sarah Doran for http://www.radiotimes.com
From The Witches to The Twits and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, there are so many magical stories – but which is the champion of the world?
Long before Harry Potter cast a magical spell across children’s literature, a wizard of the written word was charming young readers around the world.
Roald Dahl’s tales inspired many a book lover (not unlike his own Matilda) to pick up a book and get lost in it, but which of his children’s tales was the best ever?
What’s Roald Dahl’s best children’s book of all time?
The Gremlins (1943)
James and the Giant Peach (1961)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)
The Magic Finger (1966)
Fantastic Mr Fox (1970)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (1972)
Danny, The Champion of the World (1975)
The Enormous Crocodile (1978)
The Twits (1980)
George’s Marvellous Medicine (1981)
The BFG (1982)
The Witches (1983)
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (1985)
Esio Trot (1990)
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (1991)
The Minpins (1991)
I voted: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And you?
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