Matilda

Matilda

By Roald Dahl; Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142402535, 232pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2004

Description
The Trunchbull is no match for Matilda
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it
"Matilda will surely go straight to children's hearts." "The New York Times Book Review.


About the Author
Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916, in Llandaff, South Wales. In 1953, he published the best-selling story collection Someone Like You and married actress Patricia Neil. He published the popular book James and the Giant Peach in 1961. In 1964, he released another highly successfuly work, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was later adapted for two films. Over his decades-long writing career, Dahl wrote 19 children's books. He died on November 23, 1990, in Oxford, England.

Quentin Blake is Children's Laureate of Great Britain, has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, and is the author and/or illustrator of many books. He lives in London, England.


Praise For Matilda

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



NPR
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013

For many young readers, Dahl is a beloved author. But to Lucy Dahl, he's also Dad. "Matilda was one of the most difficult books for him to write," she says. "I think that there was a deep genuine fear within his heart that books were going to go away and he wanted to write about it." More at NPR.org

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