It was exactly 100 years ago today that beloved children's book author Roald Dahl was born. During his long and celebrated career, he penned well-known classics like James and the Giant Peach and Matilda, which have been read by millions of kids around the world, turned into countless plays and movies, and continue to sell thousands of copies across Canada.
To celebrate #RoaldDahlDay, we decided to find out which of his books have sold the most copies in Canada (by combining the total units sold for various editions of every Roald Dahl title since 2006, which is when we began collecting sales data.) Altogether, these top five titles have sold more than a quarter of a million copies in Canada!
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- The BFG
- James and the Giant Peach
- The Witches