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Matilda, a brilliant, sensitive little girl, uses her talents and ingenuity seek revenge on her crooked father, lazy mother, and the terrifying Miss Trunchbull, her wicked headmistress, and save her beloved teacher, Miss Honey see more...
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So, my daughters elementary school is having the whole school read this book. She is in Kindegarten and I must say that this book is highly inappropriate for young children with all the negativity and horrible situations that this little girl incounters. The kids and I also find this book extremely boring - it was sooo bad, we stopped at the first chapter. Do not recommend!!!
I just love and adore all of Dahl's books. This, like his other books is fantastic and I highly recommend reading this prior to watching the theatrical piece. I truly enjoy this book and have read it many many times. I believe this can be purchased at Barnes and Noble.
When I read this book as a kid it took me on an adventure that I had never been on before. I loved how resilient Matilda was and how she stood up for herself and for her friends. I loved how the hero was a teacher who saved her from the evil principal. Its underlying messages are bullying and children that aren't brought up in the best of households. It gives those kids some hope.
This was my favorite book as a child. I remember having 3 copies...one in my room, one in my backpack and one in the car. It's such a fun and creative story. When the movie came out when I was an adult, I was thrilled. It wasn't exactly like the book (of course) but they did it justice. I still watch it all when it comes on. ❤
So cute and goes so well with the movie. I read the book as a child and of course watched the movie and loved them both. Such a cute story line. My daughter likes to read it and watch the movie too. She thinks the book is great and we actually own the hardcover and soft.
I originally read this book when I was a kid and loved it! The storyline is cute and very interesting. Roald Dahl is definitely a fun author and has written a lot of books. Whimsical story. I would recommend reading this, it's a quick read and a cute book.
If you don't like to read, this book may just change your mind. It's a great book to read to your children at night, and then they can read it on their own when they are older. The story of a smart girl who is in a situation that doesn't support her talents or even appreciated finds comfort with her teacher who has a lot of love to give. It's funny, suspenseful, and the characters are ones you will fall in love with. Roald Dahl has other books, but this one is my favorite.
This was one of my favorite books to read as a kid! I would always imagine I had special powers like Matilda! I love both the book and movie adaptation, they're great for kids and adults alike!
Roald Dahl is the best children's writer ever and "Matilda" is one of his masterpieces. I love how his stories reveal the beauty of childhood and often paints adults as misunderstanding children. Matilda is a great heroine in the story and is incredibly admirable.
Loved it when I was a kid, love it as an adult and can't wait for my nieces to read it. I bought my first niece the hardcover when she was born and it is on her shelf waiting for me to read it to her when she gets a little older. Great book!
Q & A
Don't you agree they should have made a movie out of all the books?
Good book for primary school children ?
Is the book the same as the movie?
How long is the book
I cant really remember the book, but is this same one they made the movie out of???