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A deluge of Dahl

Matilda the Musical, based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel, is at the Boston Opera House through June 26th. The BFG, a movie based on Dahl’s 1982 novel, opens in theaters July 1st (and I was lucky enough to attend an advance screening with Horn Book alum and Dahl fan Cindy Ritter). I had a very […]

Review of Matilda

Matilda by Roald Dahl; illus. by Quentin Blake Intermediate     Viking Kestrel     240 pp. 10/88     0-670-82439-9     $14.95 Caricature and satire are not in themselves undesirable forms of writing for children, but Roald Dahl, admittedly a remarkably gifted author, sometimes carries them too far in expressing his bleak view of human nature. The story of Matilda is […]