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Matilda by Roald Dahl
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Roald Dahl has done it again. . . . Matilda will surely go straight to children’s hearts. (The New York Times Book Review)

Five-year old Matilda longs for her parents to be good and loving and understanding, but they are none of these things. They are perfectly horrid to her. Matilda invents a game of punishing them each time they treat her badly and she soon discovers she has supernatural powers.

Poor, misunderstood Matilda fights back against an unappreciative world through a hidden talent: Matilda is the world's greatest practical joker! Little effort is needed to put one over on her obnoxious parents, but can shy little Matilda handle the formidable headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and win the respect of every kid in school? Yes!

This award-winning Dahl title features a new Quentin Blake cover as well as a whole new exciting end section about Roald Dahl and his world.

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Poor, misunderstood Matilda fights back against an unappreciative world through a hidden talent: Matilda is the world's greatest practical joker! Little effort is needed to put one over on her obnoxious parents, but can shy little Matilda handle the formidable headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and win the respect of every kid in school? Yes!

"After some autobiographical excursions, Dahl here returns to the sort of whimsically grotesque fantasy that makes grown-ups wince and children beg for more...Dahl's tightly woven plots, his strict sense of absolute justice, and his raunchy "funny bits" make him popular with children who also appreciate the empowerment he grants to his smaller, weaker protagonists..." (Kirkus Reviews)

Author Biography

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after "a monumental bash on the head", sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.
Release date NZ
September 6th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Puffin Books
Interest Age
From 8
Pages
256
Dimensions
129x198x18
ISBN-13
9780141322667
Product ID
1671306

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