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Information on identifying editions is from Richard Walker’s “Roald Dahl – A Guide to Collecting His First Editions”.

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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

  • Matilda – Educators’ Guide
    • PDF guide for educators to using Matilda in the Classroom, including chapter-by-chapter lessons plans and tie-in to Broadway musical
  • Matilda – Lesson Plans
    • Several lesson plans for various chapters in the book, which develop various skills through wordplay, drama and many other methods
  • Matilda – Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary
    • Includes excerpt from the text and interactive worksheet
  • Matilda – Sorting Out Homophones
    • Lesson plan where students learn how to identify homophones in a reading passage and how to best use the Visual Thesaurus to help them decide on the appropriate homophones to complete quotations from the book
  • Quick Student Workbooks
    • Designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention


Afrikaans Covers – Matilda

Arabic Covers – ماتيلدا

Basque Covers – Matilda

Bulgarian Covers – Матилда

Catalan Covers – Matilda

Chinese Covers

Czech Covers – Matylda

Dutch Covers – Matilda

Estonian Covers – Matilda

French Covers – Matilda

German Covers – Matilda

Greek Covers – ΜΑΤΙΛΝΤΑ

Hindi Covers

Korean Covers – 마틸다

Lithuanian Covers – Matilda

Norwegian Covers – Matilda

Polish Covers – Matylda

Portuguese Covers – Matilda

Russian Covers – Матильда

Scots Covers – Matilda

Serbian Covers – Matilda

Slovakian Covers – Matilda

Spanish Covers – Matilda

Swedish Covers – Matilda

Turkish Covers – Matilda

Vietnamese Covers – Cô bé Matilda

Welsh Covers – Matilda