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'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 alone in the house ...
“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.
They were in the living-room eating their suppers on their knees in front of the telly. The suppers were TV dinners in floppy aluminium containers with separate compartments for the stewed meat, the boiled potatoes and the peas.
“Supper is a family gathering and no one leaves the table till it's over!” “But we're not at the table,” Matilda said. “We never are. We're always eating off our knees and watching the telly.” “What's wrong with watching the telly, ...
“What's wrong with watching the telly, may I ask?” the father said. His voice had suddenly become soft and dangerous. Matilda didn't trust herself to answer him, so she kept quiet. She could feel the anger boiling up inside her.
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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