Matilda at 30: Chief Executive of the British Library

Matilda at 30: Chief Executive of the British Library

Summary

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The original, magical story with a brand new cover from Quentin Blake!

October 2018 marked 30 years since Matilda was published! This brand new jacket comes with a never-before-seen illustration of Matilda as the Chief Executive of the British Library- one of the careers that Quentin Blake himself has imagined that Matilda might have at 30 years old.
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Reunite with some of the greatest (and most ghastly) characters in history!

Matilda Wormwood
A remarkable child with a magical mind.

Miss Honey
The kindest, cleverest and most caring teacher.

Mr and Mrs Wormwood
Matilda's parents - liars, swindlers and TV addicts.

Miss Trunchbull
Headmistress of Crunchem Hall and the world's biggest bully.

Bruce Bogtrotter
Chocolate-cake-eating extraordinaire!

These are just some of the unforgettable characters from this classic story by the world's number one storyteller - now with a brand-new cover design from Quentin Blake to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the publication of Matilda.

Also available:
Matilda at 30: Astrophysicist
Matilda at 30: World Traveller

About the authors

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant stories.
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Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate. In the 2013 New Year’s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
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