Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. Even before she is five years old, she has read Dickens and Hemingway and still her parents think of her as a pest. So she decides to get back at them. Her platinum-haired mother and car salesman father are no match for her sharp genius, and neither is the cruel headmistress Miss Trunchbull. And then she - a child prodigy - discovers she has an extraordinary psychic power that can save her school and especially the lovely kindergarten teacher, Miss Honey.
|Publication date:||6th September 2012|
|Publisher:||Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Format:||Mixed media product|
Roald Dahl was born in 1916 in Wales of Norwegian parents. He was educated in England before starting work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. He began writing after a 'monumental bash on the head', sustained as an RAF pilot during WW2. Roald Dahl is one of the most successful and well-known of all children's writers. Roald Dahl died in 1990 at the age of seventy-four.More About Roald Dahl