Matilda

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Puffin Books, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 232 pages
3150 Reviews
"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

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This has always been one of my favorite Roald Dahl books. I've read or listened to it several times in the past, but when I saw that Kate Winslet had done an audiobook edition, I just had to listen to it again. And she was phenomenal. Read full review

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This story is absolutely DELIGHTFUL! A friend had recommended listening to the audiobook, read by Kate Winslet. Oh. Em. Gee. She makes it even MORE entertaining than it would be on its own!!! I told me kids they should listen to this, and I think anyone else would enjoy it, as well! Read full review

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Contents

The Reader of Books
1
Mr Wormwood the Great Car Dealer
16
The Ghost
32
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

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

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