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ISBN13: 9780142410370
ISBN10: 0142410373
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Publisher Comments:

For most kids, "The Trunchbull" is pure terror, but for Matilda, she's a sitting duck.

Synopsis:

This beloved Roald Dahl title is now available in a gorgeous hardcover classic edition.

Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. When one day she is attacked by her odious headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to avenge herself!

Synopsis:

Now on Broadway!

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 menacing, kid-hating 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!

Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing childrens stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant PeachMatildaThe BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

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Tina Blacksmith, March 7, 2012 (view all comments by Tina Blacksmith)
The story of a young girl who wants to read and learn as much as she can. I love this book. It's perfect for kids and adults!
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karmabodhi, September 25, 2011 (view all comments by karmabodhi)
This is my absolute favorite book from childhood, and even today it's still one of my top 10 favorite books that I have ever read. The story about the exceedingly smart little girl who loves to read and simply devours books resonated with me because I identified with her as a child. Matilda having to grow up with such a horrible family who neither appreciates who she is as a person or her intelligence also resonated with me. Her triumph over both the evil Trunchbull by using the incredible powers found within herself and over her family situation by being fortunate enough to find such a loving woman who adopts her - she finally has found family she has always wanted - is truly an inspiring and uplifting tale for children. All the antics in the book from the salamander in the Trunchbull's waterglass to the Trunchbull's swinging around young girls by the hair are amusing as well as enthralling for children to read about, and this book is a diamond in the rough in the genre of children's literature - a true classic.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142410370
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Illustrator:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Kate Winsle
Author:
T
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Terrazzini, Daniela Jaglenka
Author:
Winslet, Kate
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20130703
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.24x5.42x.63 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
This beloved Roald Dahl title is now available in a gorgeous hardcover classic edition.

Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. When one day she is attacked by her odious headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to avenge herself!

"Synopsis" by ,
Now on Broadway!

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 menacing, kid-hating 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!

Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

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