Film Review: Matilda

I remember the first time I watched Matilda, directed by Danny DeVito; I was 9 years old. I went to a theatre in Veracruz with my parents and as soon as the movie was over and we were back home, I started to stare at things to see if I could move them. Also, I tried...

Thanking Tender (and Terrifying) Teachers

In 1995, October 5th was proclaimed to be World Teachers’ Day by UNESCO–a day set aside to celebrate teachers and all that they do for their pupils. This year, World Teachers’ Day arrives three weeks after Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. As a creator of teachers...

Top Ten Literary Girl Role Models: Sarah Raine

1. Matilda: Matilda, by Roald Dahl Matilda was always one of my role models growing up. I loved books and was one of the few in my class that looked forward to the school day. Unlike my own encouraging experience, Matilda had to contend with a cruel and ignorant...

Literary Girls: Matilda Wormwood (Matilda)

If you were a kid growing up in Britain in the late 80s/early 90s, you almost certainly read a lot of Roald Dahl’s children’s stories. I can’t think of anyone who didn’t like at least one of his stories, let alone never read them. His stories and characters...

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