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Matilda is a children’s novel by British writer Roald Dahl. It was published in 1988 by Jonathan Cape in London and the illustrations are by…

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As tradition must have it I am back for Sketchmeet at House of Illustration where I also did some volunteering back in the days. When I was doing my “Cartooning Fundamentals” short course at UAL Saint Martins (which is literally next door to it) I was introduced to this place and fell in love since. 281 more words

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The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots

Beatrix Potter’s work involving a brave young rabbit by the name of Peter Rabbit, has entertained children for generations. Now, more than seventy years after her death a new book has been published, … 471 more words


Books for Kids: Quentin Blake visits Beatrix Potter's animal kingdom

Having written about children’s literature for almost four decades now, I’ve had the good fortune to meet many gifted writers and illustrators. Still, I had a bucket list that, for a long time, numbered three author/illustrators I longed to meet: William Steig, who died in 2003 at the age of 95, putting an end to my hopes; Maurice Sendak, who died in 2012 at 83, but not before I managed to find his home address and sent him a parcel of Canadian children’s books that was not returned to sender; and Quentin Blake, illustrator of numerous books by Roald Dahl and John Yeoman, as well as those he wrote himself. 807 more words


Review: "Mrs. Armitage and the Big Wave" A Great Family Day at the Theatre

Mrs. Armitage and her faithful dog, Breakspear, are off to the seaside for a day of surfing; but what happens while they’re waiting for the big wave makes Quentin Blake’s story a sincere display of true companionship, trust, problem solving, and eternal optimism. 239 more words

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Roald Dahl’s Mischief and Mayhem

Almost the whole world knows one of the most famous storyteller ever, Roald Dahl. He had written many masterpieces such as ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Matilda’, and many others. 343 more words

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Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake

He is known for his collaboration with writers such as Russell Hoban, Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen, John Yeoman and, most famously, Roald Dahl. He has also illustrated classic books, including A Christmas Carol and Candide and created much-loved characters of his own, including Mister Magnolia and Mrs Armitage. 302 more words