Roald Dahl


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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 kid-hating terror of a 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!



  • Federation of Children’s Book Groups Award (UK 1988)
  • Voted “Nation’s Favorite Children’s Book” in BBC Bookworm Poll (UK 1998)


Criticism and Analysis

Fun Stuff

Matilda Quiz
Matilda Word Find
Matilda Word Find


Teacher Ideas


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Arabic Covers – ماتيلدا

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Czech Covers – Matylda

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Greek Covers – ΜΑΤΙΛΝΤΑ

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