To coincide with Matilda The Musical, this exhibition of eye-catching international book covers celebrated the world’s number one storyteller.
Published over 200 million times in 59 different languages, Roald Dahl’s tales are enjoyed by children and adults alike all over the globe. His stories have fired the imagination of illustrators and publishers from Poland and Germany to Brazil and Japan.
The display showcased illustrations reproduced from the collection of The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden. The exhibition included familiar British covers from Quentin Blake alongside the not-so-familiar from artists based further afield.
Image: Detail of Polish Matilda Book Cover, Translated by Mariusz Arno Jaworowski, Illustrated by Anita Glowinska, Published by Zysk I S-KA, 1998.