FIRST EDITION Matilda Now Part of a Permanent Exhibit

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I am pleased to announce that I was notified in July that the Icons Museum in Covington, LA purchased a first edition copy of "Matilda" in January written by Roald Dahl copyright 1988. The museum features portraits of Hollywood celebrities painted by artist Matthew Montero and four decades themed rooms featuring collectibles from that time period. The book which they purchased from my website, “Matilda”, they made a part of their permanent 80's retro room.

Photo of the Permanent Exhibit Showing "Matilda" on the Bottom Shelf

Tina Cruise gave the Icons Museum a 5 Star Rating on Google and said in her review, "This was by far the best art tour I have encountered in my years. I booked an appointment (because you must to visit) and I was able to attend the same day. The experience was truly AWE-INSPIRING! The portraits of all the unforgettable iconic people felt so alive and strong with presence. The Retrorooms, are something you have to see to believe. Artist Matthew Montero has made a creative masterwork with ICONS. The museum and experience is just gorgeous and beyond recommending. Just visit!"

- Photo of the Permanent Exhibit Showing "Matilda" on the Bottom Shelf

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was originally banned because the depiction of the oompa loompas was seen as Politically Incorrect. Roald Dahl addressed the concern and changed the description of the oompa loompas in revised versions. The book received further criticism from a Colorado librarian who believed the book “espoused a poor philosophy of life” and said Charlie “had no tremendously positive traits, only an absence of negative ones.” This novel was a hallmark of the 80's and a great choice for the Icon Museum and it is a favorite banned book among customers on this website.

A similar first edition copy of “Matilda” which I have stocked in my inventory, can be seen in the following video.


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About the Author: Karen Strum is a Tampa Bay illustrator available for freelance projects. A unique cast of characters in her style can be designed for use in advertisements and materials for which you want something extra special. Karen's cartoons use retro imagery and vintage color palettes that add charm to every image she creates whether it is a comic, logo, diagram, book cover, or concept image. [Send an Email]
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