Matilda

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Jonathan Cape, Sep 2, 2010 - Children's stories - 296 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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Such a beautiful storytelling trip! - Goodreads
It had a boring plot about how smart she was. - Goodreads
A perfect read for Babe. Very visual and easy to read! - Goodreads
The cover art is so cute and pretty looking! - Goodreads
The plot was kind of sad but there was a twist. - Goodreads
One of the best stories put into moving pictures. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sidharth Vardhan - Goodreads

It was a toss between this and 'Ulysses'. And 'The Sound and the Fury'* - Which, by the way, Matilda had read by age of five! and she liked it! Feeling embarrassed already? No? she could also tell you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gemma800 - Tesco

I bought this for my daughter and she was so pleased to get it, she had been learning about Ronald Dahl at school so wanted to read some of his books. Read full review

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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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