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One of our favourite heroines of all time, Mathilda!
During a period of 2-3 years, I would bring Richard Scarry books from the school library and read them (in great detail) while having lunch made by my grandmother...she gave me chopped bananas with vanilla ice cream for dessert and to this day, I always remember my grandma and these books when I eat that...
A long time ago, Starbucks was selling this book and I sat down with coffee to flip through it to see if it was worth buying... Three hours later I'd read the whole thing...without buying. Whoops. So good! [Turned into a TV movie in 1999--from Wikipedia]
“To live every day as if it had been stolen from death, that is how I would like to live. To feel the joy of life, as Eve felt the joy of life. To separate oneself from the burden, the angst, the anguish that we all encounter every day. To say I am alive, I am wonderful, I am. I am. That is something to aspire to.”