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Matilda By Roald Dahl Quentin Blake Matilda Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true At age five and a half she s knocking off double digit multiplication problems and blitz reading Dickens Even remarkably her classmates love he

  • Title: Matilda
  • Author: Roald Dahl Quentin Blake
  • ISBN: 9780141301068
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • Matilda By Roald Dahl Quentin Blake Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true At age five and a half she s knocking off double digit multiplication problems and blitz reading Dickens Even remarkably, her classmates love her even though she s a super nerd and the teacher s pet But everything is not perfect in Matilda s world For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self centered paMatilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true At age five and a half she s knocking off double digit multiplication problems and blitz reading Dickens Even remarkably, her classmates love her even though she s a super nerd and the teacher s pet But everything is not perfect in Matilda s world For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self centered parents who ever lived Then there s the large, busty nightmare of a school principal, Mrs The Trunchbull, a former hammer throwing champion who flings children at will and is approximately as sympathetic as a bulldozer Fortunately for Matilda, she has the inner resources to deal with such annoyances astonishing intelligence, saintly patience, and an innate predilection for revenge.She warms up with some practical jokes aimed at her hapless parents, but the true test comes when she rallies in defense of her teacher, the sweet Miss Honey, against the diabolical Trunchbull There is never any doubt that Matilda will carry the day Even so, this wonderful story is far from predictable Roald Dahl, while keeping the plot moving imaginatively, also has an unerring ear for emotional truth The reader cares about Matilda because in addition to all her other gifts, she has real feelings.
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    1. Raeleen Lemay on said:

      This book was so great I do enjoy the movie a bit , but nevertheless this will always be a favorite of mine I also really want to re read some Roald Dahl books now

    2. Ariel on said:

      Absolutely delightful I really wish I d read this when I was a kid I would have related to and loved Matilda so much I like that this is a book for children that doesn t cater to them it treats them like intelligent beings The plot was exciting, the characters fun, and the themes interesting.All together I ve only read two Dahl books now Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but I definitely want to keep reading them

    3. Darth J on said:

      While I personally love a book about a child prodigy especially in the area of telekinesis , I had a different reaction to this book while rereading it as an adult As a kid I thought Matilda was awesome, she was intelligent and independent As an adult I see this as a book about gross neglect and a commentary on absentee parenting and its role in our children s education I come from a county where the dropout rate is high and everyone wants to blame the teachers, but no one identifies the real pr [...]

    4. Grace Tjan on said:

      5 stars from my little girl, Jess age 7.SPOILERS Comments while reading Matilda s parents are sooo stupid What is a used car salesman How does putting sawdust and oil in a car s gearbox make it run smoother The funniest parts are when Miss Trunchbull hurled the kids out of the classroom, and when the newt fell on her How come Miss Trunchbull made Nigel stand with one leg up while facing the wall That s a weird punishment What Miss Honey s wicked aunt is Miss Trunchbull What is a will I m glad th [...]

    5. James on said:

      Book ReviewRoald Dahl gets 4 out of 5 stars for his knock it out of the park story, Matilda, from 1988 For some reason, I thought this was published before 1988, but I know I read it when I was 13, so must have been right then I thought it was great Looking back years later, and seeing all the films and cartoons made from it, I love it even While she s a good role model in many ways for young kids, she s all a little too spunky and might give some the wrong impressions Nevertheless, with the ri [...]

    6. Elyse on said:

      The best Thanks to Samra She brought back great memories.This was a favorite of my daughters when she was around 8 or 9 years old Some books just make you smile connect mothers and daughters reading together make us laugh and remind us of simple pleasures This is that type of book

    7. Mark on said:

      Last year I read a book by Enid Blyton that I had not read since childhood and I decided that from time to time I would continue to re examine my childhood reads.So this time I chose a book by the very excellent Roald Dahl, Matilda.Matilda holds something for everyone Obviously, a children s book but it is witty on a scale that adults can appreciate too It is a book that can be picked up by a child and read alone or a book that you can read to your kids but I suggest whichever way there may be s [...]

    8. Whitney Atkinson on said:

      This book was MAGNIFICENT I would have adored it as a kid, and even as an adult, I thought that the language was so enchanting, the storyline was heartwarming and gripping, and Matilda herself was such a strong and dynamic role model I will definitely be investing in Roald Dahl books, because I thought this one was beautiful and the pictures went with it so well and all the descriptions were so nice and it was such an enjoyable reading experience.However, I docked a star from this because I fel [...]

    9. Jason Koivu on said:

      This might be one of the most perfect books for readers It s about a reader who just wants to get her read on and bad people are trying to stop her Instant character attachment Fully involved in the tumultuous plot Let my reader goooo sing the readers What a wonderful tale Little Matilda is saddled with a nasty father, a fairly terrible mother and an indifferent brother Matilda just wants to read Why read when we ve got the telly, wonder her disgusting parents After being crapped on enough times [...]

    10. Samra Yusuf on said:

      My first review in 2017 Matilda,my most beloved character and reason for my insatiable love for children s classicsI ve read it quite countless times,listened to audio version while in most shitty mood,have adored it every time but never came up with a word to say on it.Well,today I heard it in my way back to home,and i thought to make it reviewed at long last The exceptional Matilda is about a smart, easily infuriated little girl who is misunderstood by her parents and loathed by the school s h [...]

    11. Mariel on said:

      You chose books and I chose looks Matilda s mom kills me I chose looks I like to look smart too, though In high school my bro s friends would pick on me for owning so many books I pretended to be dumb like Matilda and said I hadn t read any of the books and they were trophies to make me look smart That answer was apparently the right thing to say probably about the only time I ve ever said the right thing either If it is right to say either like eye ther I said it like eee thur, and so forth Sca [...]

    12. Shayantani Das on said:

      Matilda is basically a child prodigy she is 4 years old and a voracious reader That is amazing, I know But, Matilda is not the only character There are the tyrannical parents who do not encourage reading, do not have a shred of love or sympathy for Matilda and basically hate Matilda for some unknown reason They even abandon her without even thinking twice Who does that Especially with out any sane cause Then there is her school life and enters Mrs Trunchbull She is evil Not simply evil, pure una [...]

    13. Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★ on said:

      REVIEW TO COME TODAY.The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting livesis book tells us about a brilliant little girl named Matilda Wormwood and she loves reading books But her parents seem don t really proud of her and they don t even care much about her and her father is mean so when he treats her badly, She will teach him a lesson and one day something peculiar happens to her My OpinionWhen I was a kid, I watched the movie and I loved it so [...]

    14. Hannah Greendale on said:

      Matilda is a lovable protagonist, revered for her mischievous nature and easily sympathized with because of her abusive parents who don t recognize how extraordinary she is Admittedly, she s a vengeful girl, but that never subtracts from her likability Roald Dahl crafted unapologetically over the top characters for this book When she marched Miss Trunchbull never walked, she always marched like a storm trooper with long strides and arms aswinging when she marched along a corridor you could actua [...]

    15. Meli on said:

      La verdad es que siempre tuve curiosidad por leer este libro ya que siempre am la peli, pero honestamente esperaba otra cosas y result no ser mi favorito de Roald Dahl, tiene obras mucho m s ingeniosas y entretenidas.Lo dejo en un me gust.Sin embargo, le voy a dar cinco estrellas porque 1 es Roald Dahl2 es Matilda3 detesto a los adultos que le dan puntajes negativos a libros infantiles Dios no permita que me convierta en uno alguna vez P

    16. Stacey (prettybooks) on said:

      As much as I love Roald Dahl s story and this audiobook, read by Kate Winslet, was so fun , the movie of Matilda will always be my favourite Perfection.

    17. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

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    18. Mario on said:

      All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.This book was so heartwarming And it just proved that Dahl was and always will be one of the best storytellers ever The way he writes and how he draws you into the story will always amaze me This is my second book of his, but it definitely won t be my last.Amazing book, that I think everybody should read, at least once.

    19. Trish on said:

      I ve seen the movie three times already and always loved it but it wasn t until recently that I finally bought the book Roald Dahl truly is the master storyteller everyone calls him Every book he wrote of those I ve read so far seems to have sort of a signature style that makes the reader recognize the author while at the same time the tone of the book is different The characters are unique and have wonderful depth which is not self evident since the books are fairly thin Each story features a c [...]

    20. Leila on said:

      Reading Matilda was fun and an easy read I have to be honest and say I do definitely prefer the movie I ve watched it a few times and Matilda in the movie is a little star My book is going to two small girls who are dying to read it so no regrets at all.

    21. BAM The Bibliomaniac on said:

      I have short changed this story by giving it 3 stars for so long I ran out and bought this book for my little nieces for Christmas No way they will grow up without Matilda in their life She s brilliant What a love for books and knowledge Such a gentle, empathetic soul I can t wait to share her with them.8 28 17Listening to this for the third timeI just adore Kate Winslet s narration She s fantastic, perfect for children and adults11 12 17Audible relisten I just cannot get enough of this story It [...]

    22. Poonam on said:

      This book is such a FUN FUN read If you are in mood for a light stress buster, this book is just PERFECT.I haven t seen the movie and this book was a surprise for me I love the author s writing style and the way Matilda, her family and her life in general has been portrayed.There is underlying humor in the book which is very subtle but an absolute joy to read.I loved Matilda, she is absolutely amazing and I would want to be friends with her in real life.I love that she loved booksMiss Trunchball [...]

    23. Sarah Churchill on said:

      What s not to love about Matilda Child genius who loves reading and learning, Terrible verbally abusive parents and an all kinds of abusive Headmistress It sounds like it s going to be dismal, and it is sad I really, really felt for little Matilda but her attitude and outlook on life are fantastic and inspirational And like all Dahl books, the nasty characters get their comeuppance Love, love, love this book even than I remembered.

    24. Annie♡ on said:

      Reto de la Mansi n Encantada S ptimo libro.Sencillamente maravilloso.

    25. Duane on said:

      This Roald Dahl classic was first published in 1988 and holds a high ranking on the list of best children s literature And the movie, directed and acted by Danny Devito, may even be better These great characters that Dahl created, Matilda, her parents, Mr Mrs Wormwood, Miss Trunchbull, Miss Honey, were all brought to life in what is one of my favorite children s movies.

    26. Brian on said:

      I would like to write about how great this book is, but I think my 8 year old daughter does a much better review She read the book aloud to my wife and me on our long road trip this week.The non sequitur moment in her review brought to you by Spice, the howling cat.Oh, and yes Spoilers abound.

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