Matilda Author:Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Matilda, a brilliant, sensitive little girl, uses her talents and ingenuity to seek revenge on her crooked father, lazy mother, and the terrifying Miss Trunchbull, her wicked headmistress, and save her beloved teacher, Miss Honey.
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.
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.
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.