Any kid who grew up reading Roald Dahl will be familiar with those illustrations of Matilda in the library armchair or Charlie in the glass elevator. Sir Quentin Blake behind these familiar images, will be illustrating the newest edition of Billy and the Minpins.
Sir Quentin Blake says, “This new edition has nearly fifty pages of black-and-white drawings, which meant I could enjoy myself tremendously as I went into all the details of Billy’s exploits and adventures with the Minpins in the mysterious forest!”.
Luke Kelly, MD of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Roald Dahl’s grandson, told The Bookseller said, “We think it’s perfect as Billy is a quintessential Roald Dahl hero and deserves to be seen in the same light as Charlie, Matilda, James, Sophie and all the other child heroes readers around the world know and love.”
The title published by Penguin Random House will be out on September 7, in time for Roald Dahl’s birthday on September 13.