Matilda is a genius. Unfortunately, her family treats her like a dolt. Her crooked car-salesman father and loud, bingo-obsessed mother think Matilda's only talent is as a scapegoat for everything that goes wrong in their miserable lives. But it's not long before the sweet and sensitive child decides to fight back. Faced with practical jokes of sheer brilliance, her parents don't stand a chance. Book jacket.
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نم Occasionally one comes across parents who take the opposite line , who show no interest at all in their children , and these of course are far worse than the doting ones . Mr and Mrs Wormwood were two such parents .
The Parents When Miss Honey emerged from the Headmistress's study , most of the children were outside in the playground . Her first move was to go round to the various teachers who taught the senior class and borrow from them a number ...
She couldn't believe that the parents were totally unaware of their daughter's remarkable talents . After all , Mr Wormwood was a successful motor - car dealer so she presumed that he was a fairly intelligent man himself .
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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
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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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