Matilda

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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 6, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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Meet Matilda, the original Rebel Girl, in this phizzwhizzing new cover look for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!


Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she's a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull? Well, she's the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey.

As for Matilda, she's an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she's had enough. So all these grown-ups had better watch out, because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they'll NEVER forget.

"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams

Now you can listen to MATILDA and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios!

And look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

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User Review  - smik - LibraryThing

Well, this was intended to entertain the grandkids in the back seat but they haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. The adults in the car found it most entertaining. Kate Winslet is really a ... Read full review

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User Review  - JCLHeatherM - LibraryThing

Matilda is a definite kindred spirit, with her love of reading and overactive mind keeping her sane in a crazy family. A unique heroine, Matilda only uses her power for good rather than evil, when it would be so easy to cause a little extra trouble for those around her. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER.

Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.

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