To mark 30 years since the release of Matilda, Illustrator Quentin Blake has brought to life the heroine again through a series of 8 illustrations, imagining what Matilda would be like at the age of 30.
I loved this book as a child and identified with this loner individual, who was different from others but was secretly special. It was how I felt and the book gave me encouragement that everything could and would turn out alright. I wanted to have special powers like her too (spoiler). So to see her 30 years on is great and makes me feel happy that she’s still out there (so to speak) doing her thing, just like me!
Read more about it here on The Guardian.