Matilda

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Penguin Books, Limited, Oct 20, 2022 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
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*Read it before you see the incredible musical film - hitting cinemas in October*

With a foreword from Emma Thompson aka Miss Trunchball!


'A true genius - Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams


These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: you are not alone.

Matilda is a brilliant child with a magical mind.

Her parents have decided she is a waste of space.

And her headmistress Miss Trunchball is a terrible bully, who thinks children are rotten and awful and should be locked up.

But it's time for Matilda to find the power to change her story, and show them just how extraordinary children can be . . .

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This is one of my favourite children's stories, because it shows that you can be anything you want to be, regardless of who you are, what you look like, and where you came from. Matilda didn't have a ... Read full review

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Matilda is the wee girl with something extra in a family that hasn't any place for her or good will toward anyone. In finding a library and librarian as a pre-schooler she takes steps into a larger ... Read full review

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About the author (2022)

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



Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
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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