Matilda, Paperback book


by Roald Dahl

4.37 out of 5 (79 ratings)

Penguin Books Ltd 
Publication Date:
03 November 2011 
General fiction 


Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. Even before she is five years old, she has read Dickens and Hemingway and still her parents think of her as a pest. So she decides to get back at them. Her platinum-haired mother and car salesman father are no match for her sharp genius, and neither is the cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull. And then the child prodigy discovers she has an extraordinary psychic power that can save her school and especially the lovely kindergarten teacher, Miss Honey.

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  • I loved it and wish I had gotten to it sooner but I wasn't reading kids books at that time and my kids were in high school.It is so full of whimsy and fun and really brings back "fond" memories of that one teacher that you wished ill of.I was so glad that Matilda found someone who really understood her.

    5.00 out of 5


  • A cute story from my favorite author. I love anything that Dahl made.  

    5.00 out of 5


  • My favourite Dahl book - probably because the main character is an intelligent young girl. As a child, I wished I could make pencils move too!!

    5.00 out of 5


  • This is a great story about how a brilliant, fun young girl grows up in a home not so appreciative of her uniqueness. She attends a strict school where her uniqueness also goes unappreciated. The young girl is befriended by a young teacher at the school and is taught that she is truly special, even though some people belittle her for being unique. This is an amazing book for young children to foster individuality.

    5.00 out of 5


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