For most kids, The Trunchbull is pure terror, but for Matilda, she's a sitting duck. Who put superglue in Dad's hat? Was it really a ghost that made Mom tear out of the house? Matilda is a genius with idiot parents—and she's having a great time driving them crazy. But at school things are... show more
For most kids, The Trunchbull is pure terror, but for Matilda, she's a sitting duck. Who put superglue in Dad's hat? Was it really a ghost that made Mom tear out of the house? Matilda is a genius with idiot parents—and she's having a great time driving them crazy. But at school things are different. At school there's Miss Trunchbull, two hundred menacing pounds of kid-hating headmistress. Get rid of The Trunchbull and Matilda would be a hero. But that would take a superhuman genius, wouldn't it?
Publish date: August 16th 2007
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
In some ways, this is a tough book to read as an adult. Matilda herself is so sweet and smart and lovable. It's so frustrating that her family is horrible and her principal is cruel. Then you're so relieved that she finds someone to appreciate her in her teacher, Miss Honey. But it definitely makes ...
The book Matilda by Roald Dahl is a story about a young girl with secret magical powers who lives with a horrible adoptive family who don't care for her much because she is different from them. Matilda is very intelligent and succeeds academically and has a maturity level well beyond her age. She se...
Matilda is one of Ronald Dahl's most popular books and one of my favorites! The Lexile level is 840L. In this first chapter, Dahl writes "The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships withJoseph Conrad. Sh...
Matilda is the story of an incredibly bright little girl who was born into a family who doesn't understand her. While attending school, she meets several people who will influence her life forever. After students read the book, they can watch the movie and compare and contrast the two different fo...
I grew up watching the movie many times but never actually read the book. I'm definitely glad I did! It is a great audio book too. I already put the BFG on hold at the library as I want to re-read it as well as Dahl's other books. Matilda lives with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood and her older...
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