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Matilda

by Roald Dahl
Illustrator Quentin Blake

Penguin Young Readers Group | August 16, 2007 | Trade Paperback

Matilda is rated 4.9333 out of 5 by 15.
“The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda!

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

"Matilda will surely go straight to children's hearts." —The New York Times Book Review

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.81 × 5.13 × 0.6 in

Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142410373

ISBN - 13: 9780142410370

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from matilda I LOVED THIS BOOK
Date published: 2010-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful story perfectly executed This is a charming story about a little girl who forms a bond with a caring teacher when her family has failed her. Joely Richardson is perfect as the narrator and conveys such emotion in her delivery that it is impossible not to love Matilda and Miss Honey.
Date published: 2009-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cool Matilda is a great book it was the first Roald Dahl book I have ever read.
Date published: 2007-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matida Rocks Matida is my favourite person in this book she cool.
Date published: 2006-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Downright Spectacular! This was a excellent book. It shows that you should apreciate every childs special qualitys. It was wickedly funny with a twist of magic in it, making it a absolute favourite of kids everywhere. Personally I loved the book, for it had great detail and a awsome plot. If your a Kid, GO READ THIS BOOK! You wont regret it. ;)
Date published: 2006-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I luv this book very much! It's very funny and has a good moral behind it!
Date published: 2006-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic book This is the second Dahl book I have read and it is fantastic!!! Dahl really knows how to describe his characters. And the situations they get in are sometimes hilarious. A great read!!
Date published: 2006-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fun for kids This book was very cute! The drawings were adorable and depicted the story very well. I certainly hated Ms. Trunchbull! Dahl always does such a great job with his characters!
Date published: 2006-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matilda is the best! Matilda is such a good book.Everyone should read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2003-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MATILDA Matilda is a great book for kids. It resembles the movie called Matilda. Roald Dahl is an exellent author and alot of people enjoy reading his books, you will enjoy reading this book! It is about a girl named Matilda who has a very mean family which doesn't pay any attention to her. She goes to school and discovers she has magical powers. Then her teacher(Miss Honey) adopts her. I loved this book!
Date published: 2001-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from matilda matilda is a girl that has the most horrable family. They dont even care about her and leaves her home alone and every day she walks to the libary and that how she becomes resonsable for her self. shes 7 years old now and she still doesnt go to school and then that when she learns her power and that she can use her power only when shes mad at someone so that means she can use it every day at her parents.and finley she can go to school and she mets the most meansest head master the head master who uses her wait lifting on the puples and thats when matilda mets the most nicest teacher in the world miss.honey.
Date published: 2000-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matilda I'd say this is Roald Dahl's best book since 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. The main character is a girl who is a genuis with idiot parents.
Date published: 2000-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My opinion of Matilda I read Matilda for school. I enjoyed it because it was a breath taking story.I would recommend this book for young readers that are just beginning to do novel studies.
Date published: 2000-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matilda An EXELENT BOOK!!!!! Reading the book is ALWAYS better than the movie. The author is very famous because he knows how to write a good book. This story is the best I have ever read!! This is a story in wich you can read over, and over angain and never get bored with.
Date published: 1999-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matilda This book is very good. It resembles the movie, but better because it is just plain awesome. If you loved the movie then you just have to read the book. You are guaranteed to love it.
Date published: 1999-10-11

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Matilda

Matilda

by Roald Dahl
Illustrator Quentin Blake

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.81 × 5.13 × 0.6 in

Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142410373

ISBN - 13: 9780142410370

About the Book

For most kids, The Trunchbull is pure terror, but for Matilda, she s a sitting duck.

Read from the Book

The Trunchbull let out a yell. . .The Trunchbull lifted the water-jug and poured some water into her glass. And suddenly, with the water, out came the long slimy newt straight into the glass, plop!The Trunchbull let out a yell and leapt off her chair as though a firecracker had gone off underneath her.She stared at the creature twisting and wriggling in the glass. The fires of fury and hatred were smouldering in the Trunchbull’s small black eyes.“Matilda!” she barked. “Stand up!”“Who, me?” Matilda said. “What have I done?”“Stand up, you disgusting little cockroach! You filthy little maggot! You are a vile, repellent, malicious little brute!” The Trunchbull was shouting. “You are not fit to be in this school! You ought to be behind bars, that’s where you ought to be! I shall have the prefects chase you down the corridor and out of the front-door with hockey-sticks!”The Trunchbull was in such a rage that her face had taken on a boiled colour and little flecks of froth were gathering at the corners of her mouth. But Matilda was also beginning to see red. She had had absolutely nothing to do with the beastly creature in the glass. By golly, she thought, that rotten Trunchbull isn’t going to pin this one on me!Puffin Books by Roald DahlThe BFGBoy: Tales of ChildhoodCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Great Glass ElevatorDanny the Champion of the WorldDirty BeastsThe Enormous CrocodileEsio TrotFantastic Mr. FoxGeorge’s Marvelous MedicineThe Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
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From the Publisher

“The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda!

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

"Matilda will surely go straight to children's hearts." —The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12