Charlotte Brontë ( 21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855)
An English novelist and poet whose novels have become classics of English literature, Charlotte Brontë was brought up by her father and an aunt in a lonely parsonage on the wild Yorkshire moors. She and her two sisters who survived into adulthood first published their works (including her best known novel, Jane Eyre) under male pseudonyms.
Jane Eyre, a poor orphan girl, leaves her cruel aunt's house and goes away to school. Later, she becomes a teacher and works for the rich Mr Rochester. She loves him and wants to marry him. He loves her too, but he has a dark secret ...
Roald Dahl was born 100 years ago in South Wales, Britain. His parents were Norwegian immigrants. In 1942, Dahl began working at the British Embassy in Washington, DC., where he also became a successful short story writer. He later moved to New York City, where he married actress Patricia Neal, with whom he had four children. In 1960, Dahl started writing stories to amuse his children. Many of these books went on to become international bestsellers, with their often macabre, darkly comic mood and villainous adult enemies of the kind-hearted child characters.
Matilda is a clever and unusual little girl. But her parents aren’t interested in her, and the terrible head teacher at her school hates clever children. However, Matilda finds a way to be strong, and the results are very funny.
Bram Stoker is the author of Dracula, we propose a lesson plan with a range of actvities that you could use in class to engage your students.
Bram Stoker (1847–1912) is best known as the author of Dracula (1897), one of the most famous horror novels of all time. As your students prepare to choose their scary costumes for Halloween, inspire them to find out the story behind the most famous vampire, Count Dracula, with Bram Stoker's gothic horror novel.