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April 05. 2013 11:50AM

Slate - Chelsey Philpot: Matilda at 25: Roald Dahl’s bookish heroine is still an inspiration to the quiet girls

Matilda was the first novel in which I, a shy, bookish child, saw myself. It didn’t matter that I was growing up on a farm in rural New Hampshire and she lived in an English village.

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