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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Mrs Phelps, who had been watching her with fascination for the past few weeks, now got up from her desk and went over to her. “Can I help you, Matilda?” she asked. “I'm wondering what to read next,” Matilda said.
The way he tells it I feel I am right there on the spot watching it all happen.” “A fine writer will always make you feel that,” Mrs Phelps said. “And don't worry about the bits you can't understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash ...
“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