Roald Dahl's Matilda springs to mind.
On 4 Apr 2012, at 02:39, Jane Newland <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> A student of mine is working on the Little Prince and was wondering if any more recent texts use the same motif of an exceptional child, preferably from an unknown origin commenting on contemporary society. I'm unfortunately drawing a bit of a blank, so I was hoping list member might be able to provide me with a few ideas...
> Many thanks in advance,