An exhibition of Quentin Blake’s new illustrations for Roald Dahl’s last book
The Roald Dahl Museum is exhibiting some of Quentin Blake's drawings from the new edition of Billy and the Minpins.
First published as The Minpins in 1991, this was Dahl's last book for children, and remained - until now - the only Roald Dahl children's book not to be illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Visitors to the exhibition can now see a selection of prints from Quentin's brand new drawings, with extracts copied from Roald's original manuscripts for the book: two heroes of the imagination together again.
Billy and the Minpins is the story of heroic Billy who saves the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks, from the fearsome Gruncher.
The end of the book features one of Roald Dahl's best-loved quotes:
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole word around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
Billy and the Minpins, Roald Dahl
The exhibition runs from 7 September 2017 to 15 April 2018. Entry to the exhibition is included with general admission.
Take a look at the Museum pages for admission prices and opening hours.
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