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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It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful. Some parents go further. They become so blinded by ...
Her father went to work and her mother went out playing bingo in a town eight miles away. Mrs Wormwood was hooked on bingo and played it five afternoons a week. On the afternoon of the day when her father had refused to buy her a book, ...
“I think you'd better ask her.” “I'd rather not,” Matilda said. “She doesn't encourage reading books. Nor does my father.” “But what do they expect you to do every afternoon in an empty house?” “Just mooch around and watch the telly.
Her father was a dealer in second-hand cars and it seemed he did pretty well at it. “Sawdust”, he would say proudly, “is one of the great secrets of my success. And it costs me nothing. I get it free from the sawmill.
“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 thin ratty moustache. He liked to wear jackets with large ...
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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