Who put superglue in Dad's hat? Was it really a ghost that made Mom tear out of the house? Matilda is a genius with idiot parents — and she's having a great time driving them crazy. But at school things are different. At school there's Miss Honey, Matilda's supportive, wonderful teacher. But there's also Miss Trunchbull, two hundred menacing pounds of kid-hating headmistress. Get rid of The Trunchbull and Matilda would be a hero.
When Matilda discovers unexpected abilities, she realizes that The Trunchbull is a sitting duck — and that she might have the chance to make a better life for herself, the other kids, and even for Miss Honey! This beloved story, one of A Mighty Girl's Top Read Aloud Books Starring Mighty Girls, is a rollicking adventure full of laugh-out-loud moments that kids will love.
There is also an excellent film adaptation of Matilda starring Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, and Rhea Perlman.
"There is never any doubt that Matilda will carry the day. Even so, this wonderful story is far from predictable — the big surprise comes when Matilda discovers a new, mysterious facet of her mental dexterity. 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." — Amazon.com Reviews
|7 - 12
|Aug 16, 2007