Matilda is a five-year-old genius blessed with amazing mental powers. She loves to learn and has read all the great classics of literature – but instead of being proud, her horrible parents call her an ignorant liar. But when they and her vile head teacher Miss Trunchbull try to ruin her life, they’ve reckoned without one thing Matilda can do which nobody else can…

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  • loved it

    This book is amazing I recommend reading it because it’s funny and shows that anyone can be smart. - Enjoy the book

    21 December 2016

  • I think that matilda is a grat book and my fav character is the mum

    2 June 2016

  • loved it

    I loved this book I loved it when Matilda used her magic on Mrs trunchbull so funny And fantastic

    22 April 2015

  • i love this book alot. there is a 5 years old girl matilda nobody cares about her even her parent she decided to teach her lesson. she went to school she found that she ha power inside herself she can do anything with her eyes. she discoved her headmistress is the wicked aunt of her teacher miss honey she gave mrs honey her house back frome the wicked headmistress mrs trunchbull

    13 November 2014

  • loved it

    It is funny and sometimes you think something really bad is going to happen but then it doesn’t.

    9 March 2014

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!


    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

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