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Now a musical!

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.
Hardcover, 230 pages
Published on September 1, 1994 by Red Fox
ISBN-10: 0099365812
ISBN-13: 9780099365815
365 Book Reviews
  • rosemary_books
    rosemary_books10 days55 starsFeatured
    Matilda is amazing! I have a lot of memories with Matilda, because I was in the play! I think Matilda is very inspiring because it shows you don't need to be big to be brave. Matilda shows this by standing up to her awful parents and the evil headmistress. Her teacher, Miss Honey, is a wonderful person and the only person who truly understand Matilda's incredible smarts. This story is amazing, I highly recommend it for younger readers.
    • doggysir567
      doggysir567about 1 month55 stars
      This book is a great classic and I recommend Matilda for beginner readers.
      • future_queen927
        future_queen927about 1 month55 stars
        This book is amazing! i saw the book and the movie!!!
        • kate2021
          kate20219 months55 stars
          I liked the book but I did not see the movie.
          • khue
            khueabout 1 year55 stars
            Love it everyone
            • sprinklesweetie
              sprinklesweetieover 1 year55 stars
              This is a good book for second grade and up. That is all I can say for now because I am exhausted and it is early morning!!
              • firedroplet
                firedropletover 1 year44 stars
                This book is about a smart 5 year old girl named Matilda. She is very intelligent. Her dad cheats on his job and the only person who understands her smartness is her teacher, Miss Honey…
                • waterdroplet
                  waterdropletover 1 year55 stars
                  I really enjoyed this book. It's about a girl who is five year old girl who has horrible parents. Her mother doesn't care about education and prefers looks while her father is a criminal who is cheating at his job. The only person who understands her is her teacher who sees how much potential Matilda has. But then Matilda and her parents have to leave. What then happens to Matilda's friendship with her teacher?
                  • bro19
                    bro19over 1 year55 stars
                    I like this book a lot. It is very nice on a girl named Matilda. Her parents don`t like her and treat her like a scab. What happens to her now?
                    • ivanto1
                      ivanto1over 1 year55 stars
                      This is a very nice book about a genius girl who gets ignorant parents who don't notice she is a genius. It is very interesting and funny.