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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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, ...
... all the recipes by heart, she decided she wanted something more interesting. book?” “A book?” he said. “What d'you want a flaming. “Daddy,” she said, “do you think you could buy me a It was a formidable list and by now Mrs Phelps.
“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!” Nearly every weekday afternoon Matilda was left ...
“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 delicate but Matilda was used to it. She also knew that he liked to ...
“But that's dishonest, daddy,” Matilda said. “It's cheating.” “No one ever got rich being honest,” the father said. “Customers are there to be diddled.” Mr Wormwood was a small ratty-looking man whose front teeth stuck out underneath a ...
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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