Matilda: The Original Story by Roald Dahl Matilda At 30: Chief Executive of The British LibraryIllustrated by Quentin BlakePublished by Puffin|Penguin BooksDate: 4 October 2018R.R.P. $27.99 Dear
I am not a fan of books that actually scare children which is why I like this one so much, it takes a holiday that is known for its spookiness and made into an story with a delightful sense of bizarre with a side of sibling rivarly and surprise.
13 year old Solli Raphael is wise beyond his years – “The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity – his messages true, inspirational and proof that no matter how old you are you can achieve anything.
Missing is one that wouldn’t let me put it down. Sue’s book is engrossing, raw and emotional, especially when you think you know how it is going to end and it isn’t how you thought it would be.
The main reason why I am looking forward to attending this festival, is that it brings people together from across Australia who have a love for the creative arts, to celebrate books, writing, reading, poetry, illustrations and all of their creators.
I read a lot of children’s chapter books, but none have been quite like this one, its story is fresh and real, with an injection of history that brings it all into a well paced adventure.