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Publisher Comments:

Published to coincide with the 2011 centennial of The Secret Garden's publication, this Penguin Threads edition of the classic children's tale includes cover art by Jillian Tamaki and deluxe french flaps.

Commissioned by award-winning Penguin art director Paul Buckley, the Penguin Threads series debuts with cover art by Jillian Tamaki for three gift-worthy Penguin Classics. Sketched out in a traditional illustrative manner, then hand stitched using needle and thread, the final covers are sculpt embossed for a tactile, textured, and beautiful book design that will appeal to the Etsy(tm)-loving world of handmade crafts.

The Penguin Classics Deluxe series has been celebrated for its unique packaging and innovative design. The books of the Penguin Threads series will make truly special gifts and will be welcome additions to any craft or literature lover's collection.

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:

“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!

About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett lived from 1849 to 1924. She was born in Manchester and lived in great poverty after the death of her father in 1853. She escaped the horror of her surroundings by writing stories and often returned to a rags-to-riches or a riches-to-rags theme. In 1865 her family accepted a relative’s invitation to emigrate to America. They were still poor but the wide open spaces of Tennesssee were better than the slums of Manchester. Frances had to earn money so began writing short pieces for American magazines. In 1873 she married Dr Swan Burnett, and it was under her married name that she became a world-famous children’s writer.

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote over forty books; the two that are best-known today are The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy. In later life she became rather eccentric, turned to spiritualism and mystic cults and took to wearing frilly clothes and titian-coloured wigs – this earned her the nickname ‘Fluffy’.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142424278
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Puffin
Author:
Brown, Janet
Author:
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
Author:
Baum, L. Frank
Author:
Hautzig, Deborah
Author:
Montgomery, L. M.
Author:
Carabetta, Natalie
Author:
Gilbert, Sandra M.
Author:
Lawrie, Robin
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Terrazzini, Daniela Jaglenka
Author:
Rust, Graham
Author:
Tamaki, Jillian
Author:
McNulty, Faith
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Puffin Modern Classics
Publication Date:
20130207
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 7

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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 ,
“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!

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