Saturday, December 28, 2019

Saturday, December 28, 2019 12:30 am by M. in    No comments
These days at the British Library in London:
Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels
Open until Sun 1 Mar 2020

Anyone can be a rebel, whether they are standing up for their beliefs, saving the planet or battling against the odds. See how characters from Pippi Longstocking to Princess Pearl break rules and defy conventions to make the world a better place for others.
Rediscover your favourite characters and the youthful optimism you share with them. Roald Dahl’s handwritten drafts of Matilda sit alongside Quentin Blake’s iconic illustrations, as well as other enduring classics from The Secret Garden to Where the Wild Things Are.
Not all rebels are mischievous rogues, some are spirited survivors. Let the bravery of characters from Azzi in Between and Billy and the Beast inspire you. Or learn the importance of resilience from Oliver Twist, Tracy Beaker and The Midnight Gang.
Before you go, you can start your own adventure too. Dress up as a determined rebel, create your own comic, or take time out in our reading area.
No matter how big or small your acts of rebellion, our motley crew will help you discover your inner rebel and have some fun along the way.
Bookanista and ArtDaily give some more details:
Featuring such perennial favourites as Tracy Beaker, Pippi Longstocking, Jane Eyre and Matilda, as well as new characters including Omar from Planet Omar, Billy from Billy and the Beast and Dirty Bertie, the exhibition shines a light on the Library’s vast collection of children’s literature and explores an array of vibrant characters who break the rules and defy conventions.
Another thing that can be seen is a volume of Child’s First Tales written by the Brontë sisters’ headmaster Reverend William Carus Wilson.

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