Now a musical!
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!
Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
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We've got a lovely telly with a twelve-inch screen and now you come asking for a book! You're getting spoiled, my girl!” Nearly every weekday afternoon Matilda was left alone in the house. Her brother (five years older than her) went to ...
“Exactly how old are you, Matilda?” she asked. “Four years and three months,” Matilda said. Mrs Phelps was more stunned than ever, but she had the sense not to show it. “What sort of a book would you like to read next?” she asked.
During the first week of Matilda's visits Mrs Phelps had said to her, “Does your mother walk you down here every day ... “My mother goes to Aylesbury every afternoon to play bingo,” Matilda had said. ... “I think you'd better ask her.
Matilda asked him. “Ha!” the father said. “Wouldn't you like to know.” “I don't see how sawdust can help you to sell second-hand cars, daddy.” “That's because you're an ignorant little twit,” the father said. His speech was never very ...
“But that's dishonest, daddy,” Matilda said. “It's cheating.” “No one ever got rich being honest,” the father said. ... young Michael asked, fascinated. He seemed to have inherited his father's love of crookery.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - deaflower - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - quondame - LibraryThing
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