Matilda

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Random House, 2010 - Children's stories - 320 pages
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Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary child with thoroughly ordinary and rather unpleasant parents, who are contemptuous of their daughter's prodigious talents. But underestimating Matilda proves to be a huge mistake, as they, along with her vile headmistress Miss Trunchbull, are soon to discover...

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I reall enjoyed it and love the happy ending. - LibraryThing
I loved the style of writing. - LibraryThing
The prose is smooth and easy to dramatize. - LibraryThing
Sweet and magical and with a fairy tale ending. - LibraryThing
This is a great story with a happy ending. - LibraryThing
It all ends with a happy ending. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Tarklovishki - LibraryThing

Matilda is a lovely children's tale about a little girl named Matilda who is a genius living with an abusive family. Neglected for most of her young life, she finds love in the form of books. Through ... Read full review

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User Review  - humblewomble - LibraryThing

Loved the book, hate the film. That little lisping twit drove me nuts. She wasn't Matilda! Matilda would never lisp! I also hated that she got to keep her powers at the end just because they didn't ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to 'a wonderful faraway place'. In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.

The BFG
is dedicated to the memory of Roald Dahl's eldest daughter, Olivia, who died from measles when she was seven - the same age at which his sister had died (fron appendicitis) over forty years before.

Quentin Blake
, the first Children's Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books.

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