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Matilda by  illustrator]  Quentin - First Edition - from Adrian Harrington Rare Books (SKU: 54081)

Matilda

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Matilda

by DAHL, Roald (1916-1990), [BLAKE, Quentin, illustrator]

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1988. [Children's classic] First Edition. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.240. Publisher's red cloth, gilt titles to spine. Pictorial wraparound dust-wrapper illustrated by Blake, showing printed price of £8.50 net. Numerous in-text illustrations by Blake. Lightly used and a trifle bumped; near fine. Lovingly and hilariously illustrated by Dahl's long term collaborator, Quentin Blake. A children's classic, Matilda tells the story of a highly intelligent girl repressed by both her family and the educational system, and whose frustration manifests itself as telekinesis. Featuring some of Dahl's most memorable creations, such as the bullying headmistress Miss Trunchbull and the put upon but fundamentally good Miss Honey, the novel remains one of the best pieces of children's literature of the past century. In 2010 it was adapted into an award-winning stage musical of the same name. "Even before she is five years old, Matilda has read Dickens, Hemingway, Kipling and Steinbeck, and still her parents think her just a nuisance.

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Roald Dahl does it again with his tale of little Matilda . Matilda is a genius. She knows that, and so does her teacher Miss Honey, but every other adult in her life is short-sighted and mean.  Can this odd, lovable little girl manage to find a better family to live with? Prijs van de Nederlandse Kinderjury (1989) , Books I Loved Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards for Read Aloud (1990), Younger Readers (1997) (1990) , Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (1991) , Blue Peter Book Award for Voter's Award - Book that Made Me Laugh the Loudest (2000) , Red House Children's Book Award (1989) ...more Red House Children's Book Award (1989) , Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award for Book Award (1991) , Massachusetts Children's Book Award (1992) , Nevada Young Readers' Award for Intermediate Category (1992) , Beehive Awards for Children's Fiction (1991) , Virginia Readers' Choice for Elementary (1990) , Indian Paintbrush Book Award (1991)

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Bookseller
Adrian Harrington Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
54081
Title
Matilda
Author
DAHL, Roald (1916-1990), [BLAKE, Quentin, illustrator]
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Publisher
London: Jonathan Cape, 1988

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