Lake Forest to mark Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday Sept. 24

Much loved children’s book author Roald Dahl known as “the number one storyteller” is celebrating his 100th birthday at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest, along with the Lake Forest Book Store Saturday September 24 at 10 a.m.

The late Mr. Dahl who was born in Wales, was a famous short story writer who became one of the most successful and beloved children’s writers of all time. He also wrote several screenplays, and at one time was a fighter pilot.

The party will get started with a fast-paced, live interactive trivia event. The latest editions of Dahl’s classic children’s books will be available for purchase.

For $12 participants will receive two tickets to the show, plus one new Penguin edition Roald Dahl book. There are a variety of titles while quantities last.

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Lake Forest Book Store is located in the Gorton Community Center, 400 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Visit for information.

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