Matilda is one of Roald Dahl's most magical stories!
***Now part of the Puffin Modern Classics series***
Matilda Wormwood's father is a mean crooked crook. And her mother's just plain stupid. They think Matilda is a nuisance who should watch more TV and read fewer books! But her lovely teacher Miss Honey thinks Matilda is a genius. Matilda has a few extraordinary tricks up her sleeve, so her horrible parents and even more horrible headmistress had better watch out.
"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams
***Adapted for stage in 2011 into an award-winning musical by Tim Minchin.***
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.
Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.
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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 magic power that can save her school and especially the lovely kindergarten teacher, Miss Honey.Product Description:
Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. Her mother and father are no match for her sharp genius, and neither is the cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull. And then she discovers she has an extraordinary psychic power that can save her school and especially the kindergarten teacher, Miss Honey.
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