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Author: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
For hundreds of kids, The Trunchbull is pure terror. For Matilda, she's a sitting duck. Roald Dahl is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, and his books have been children's favorites for generations. Puffin is proud to offer a strong new look for nine of our classic Roald Dahl titles. The distinctive cover treatment, with n...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140342949
ISBN-10: 014034294X
Publication Date: 4/1/1990
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 115 ratings
Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
I was over 60 when I discovered Roald Dahl and this is my favorite book by him. With all the books being written nowadays that seem to want to rub young people's noses in the grim realities of life, there is a place for Dahl's sort of fantasy, in which right wins out for a happy ending. There is something very satisfying in Dahl's savage, yet humorous, treatment of hateful people of all sorts.
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Helpful Score: 1
Easy, fun and super cute! I would definitely recommend this for younger kids!
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Helpful Score: 1
I began reading Roald Dahl's books as an adult. I really love them. This is quite possibly his very best. Little Matilda is ignored by family but puts it all to good use to become a genius and maybe something more. Dad's hat gets superglued to his head and his black hair turned platinum. Mom is sure there are ghosts in the house. But the fun really starts when gestapo type school headmistress Miss Trunchbull thinks she can bully Matilda and her friends.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is my favorite of all of Roald Dahl's books. With humor and a good plot, it is for all ages. Matilda is a brilliant girl who knows how to outwit others in a funny and clever way. I've read this several times, but I re-read my favorite parts over and over again. Roald Dahl is amazing with what he writes, and I can not describe how delighted I am with the book Matilda.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this book.
No matter what age, Matilda is always a great read.
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Roald Dahl's great classic about a misunderstood little girl with genius propensities and magical qualities.
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Ahh what a classic. this book about an overly smart girl in a family of crooks and cheaters! When she find she has powers she is sooo surprised she uses them for evil will. great book moive too.
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Another must-read for elementary school-aged children... Roald Dahl is singularly my favorite author from my childhood.


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