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Matilda by Roald Dahl (1988)

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This book can be used to inspire students to learn and read. Matilda’s talents can spark an interest in the students if they are young. It shows a good relationship between a teacher and student. This book also teaches a good lesson about standing up to bullies no matter how old they are.
  ChloeFukuda | Nov 28, 2016 |
Roald has become one of my favorite authors, in this book he tells the story of the classic Matilda (a movie I grew up watching). The story fallows the movie very well. It starts as a young girl who is born into a family she is nothing alike, Matilda values education and kindness. Her family on the other hand values looks and a good deal, or how to cheat the government. This becomes a problem because Matilda always is trying to learn but her family forces her to watch mindless t.v. shows. During school Matilda is a good student but has an awful principle. She ends up finding a friend with her teacher, and they go on adventures together. In the end she get adopted by her teacher. I would use this book as a group reading project for my advanced reading group and have them disscus the impact of family on a person acording to the book. ( )
  Nicholepeterse | Nov 23, 2016 |
It is so amazing to me how awful Matilda's parents were. This book must have been written before CPS was a thing. Matilda is a sweet, special child who goes to school with a horrible headmistress. Her teacher, Miss Honey, is sweet and wants to help Matilda's abilities. Soon Matilda learns she has special powers and uses it to help Miss Honey.

A great book! I would say watch the movie too, it is a classic too. ( )
  lesindy | Nov 18, 2016 |
This book is a fun story that shows the power of friendship. It is an easy read. ( )
  ceb651 | Nov 10, 2016 |
cute book to read as a brain break. Also to help gain a better understanding of comprehension and discussion groups ( )
  Olivia.Morris | Nov 9, 2016 |
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Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hatting headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
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Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she's knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she's a super-nerd and the teacher's pet. But everything is not perfect in Matilda's world. For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self-centered parents who ever lived. Then there's the large, busty nightmare of a school principal, Mrs. ("The") Trunchbull, a former hammer-throwing champion who flings children at will and is approximately as sympathetic as a bulldozer. Fortunately for Matilda, she has the inner resources to deal with such annoyances: astonishing intelligence, saintly patience, and an innate predilection for revenge.

She warms up with some practical jokes aimed at her hapless parents, but the true test comes when she rallies in defense of her teacher, the sweet Miss Honey, against the diabolical Trunchbull. There is never any doubt that Matilda will carry the day. Even so, this wonderful story is far from predictable--the big surprise comes when Matilda discovers a new, mysterious facet of her mental dexterity. Roald Dahl, while keeping the plot moving imaginatively, also has an unerring ear for emotional truth. The reader cares about Matilda because in addition to all her other gifts, she has real feelings. (Ages 9 to 12)

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Matilda, a brilliant, sensitive little girl, uses her talents and ingenuity to seek revenge on her crooked father, lazy mother, and the terrifying Miss Trunchbull, her wicked headmistress, and save her beloved teacher, Miss Honey.

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