Matilda by Roald Dahl
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It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful Send books • Buy vintage • Spread joy • Feel good
That might be true of most parents, but for Matilda Wormwood, it couldn’t be further from the truth. Matilda’s parents hardly notice her at all; they’re much more interested with fiddling customers at Mr Wormwood’s second-hand car business, playing bingo or eating their dinner in front of the TV. Even at school it’s not much better, the headmistress, Miss Trunchbull is a fearsome gorgon of a woman who likes nothing better than throwing small children out of the window at the smallest provocation.
Matilda is no ordinary child though; Matilda is something special and she’s had enough with the grown-up’s bullying ways. With the help of her wonderful teacher Miss Honey, Matilda might just be able to change things for the better.
Meet marvellous, magical Matilda and watch as she shows that, with a little ingenuity, even the smallest people can make a big difference.
It’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.
Our favourite quote: 'All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen.'
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