Matilda / Roald Dahl ; illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Publication year: 2007
Publisher: London : Puffin,
ISBN: 9780141322667 (pbk.) : 0141322667 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.
Matilda's parents have called her some terrible things. The truth is, she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Find out how she gets the better of them and her spiteful headmistress, as well as discovering that she has a very special power.
240 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contrary to my normal way of doing things, I saw the movie MATILDA years ago. I loved Mara Wilson in Miracle on 34th St and so couldn't resist seeing her in this too. I loved the film, and this probably put me off reading the book, in case I was disappointed. I needn't have worried. In fact, for once I think seeing the movie first enhanced my reading experience. I could picture the characters who were so brilliantly portrayed therein. Whichever way you come to them, both are well worth checking out.
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