from roald dahl’s ‘matilda’. not that matilda is only interested in children’s books – before she even gets to school, she’s onto adult classics such as ernest hemingway’s ‘the old man and the sea’ and ‘nicholas nickleby’ by charles dickens. an avid reader who manages to outsmart the horrible miss trunchbull? well, of course we love matilda.
‘I’ve always said to myself that if
a little pocket calculator
can do it why shouldn’t I?’
– matilda wormwood
credits: roald dahl