Matilda (Book, 1988) []
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Author: Roald Dahl; Quentin Blake; Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Humorous fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Juvenile fiction
Children's fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roald Dahl; Quentin Blake; Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0224025724 9780224025720 9780141365466 0141365463 9780141346342 0141346345 9780224083881 0224083880 9780141322667 0141322667 0140327592 9780140327595 0141311363 9780141311364 0141314567 9780141314563 9780141326221 0141326220 9780141323435 0141323434
OCLC Number: 21077870
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The reader of books --
Mr Wormwood, the great car dealer --
The hat and the superglue --
The ghost --
Arithmetic --
The platinum-blond man --
Miss Honey --
The Trunchbull --
The parents --
Throwing a hammer --
Bruce Bogtrotter and the cake --
Lavender --
The weekly test --
The first miracle --
The second miracle --
Miss Honey's cottage --
Miss Honey's story --
The names --
The practice --
The third miracle --
A new home.
Responsibility: Roald Dahl ; illustrations by Quentin Blake.
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Matilda is an exceptional girl, but her parents think she is just a nuisance. When one day she is attacked by her odious headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda suddenly discovers she has a remarkable  Read more...


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"The undisputed master-storyteller ... Artful, funny, profoundly inventive and touched with the blessed knowledge of how to tap the basest in a child's nature and lead it towards the best" Daily Mail Read more...

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