Roald Dahl wrote many books for adults before finding fame with his children’s stories. Written for his own children, James and the Giant Peach was a brilliant success and was turned into a film in 1996. Many of Roald dahl’s stories featured gruesome experiences and the villains were often adults, which made his writing different from most other stories aimed at children. Many of his works were turned into films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 1964 which was turned into two films and Matilda which was made into a film and a musical. Roald dahl also wrote the script for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 1968.