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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“What have I done?” “Stand up, you disgusting little cockroach! You filthy little maggot! You are a vile, repellent, malicious little brute!” The Trunchbull was shouting. “You are not fit to be in this school!
Your daughter Vanessa, judging by what she's learnt this term, has no hearing-organs at all.” I might even delve deeper into natural history and say,. School teachers suffer a good deal from having to listen to “Daddy,” she said, ...
... Easy Cooking belonging to her mother, and when she had read this from cover to cover and had learnt all the recipes by heart, she decided she wanted something more interesting. book?” “A book?” he said. “What d'you want a flaming.
“What d'you want a flaming book for?” “To read, Daddy.” “What's wrong with the telly, for heaven's sake? 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!
“What sort of a book would you like to read next?” she asked. Matilda said, “I would like a really good one that grownups read. A famous one. I don't know any names.” Mrs Phelps looked along the shelves, taking her time.
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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
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