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Matilda (1988)

by Roald Dahl

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Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
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    The Girl with the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts (mybookshelf)
    mybookshelf: Another children's story about a girl with the power of telekinesis (being able to move things around without touching them)
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    The BFG by Roald Dahl (Morteana)
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    Someday Angeline by Louis Sachar (infiniteletters)
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    The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman (babyhomer)
    babyhomer: Trunchbull & Miss Breakbone have the same militant teaching style
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    Mistress Masham's Repose by T. H. White (themulhern)
    themulhern: Wicked adults are defeated and there is much humor. Erudition is prized. T. H. White is funnier than Roald Dahl, more erudite and less grotesque.
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    Charlotte's Web by E. B. White (krizia_lazaro)
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    Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles by Rupert Kingfisher (allthesedarnbooks)
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    Carrie by Stephen King (TomWaitsTables)
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A delightful and empowering tale that celebrates the power of intelligence and kindness, "Matilda" is a timeless classic that will inspire young readers.
  alexablocker | Apr 29, 2024 |
I like to think of Matilda as Carrie in her formative years before she went on her murderous rampage; she was just testing her weapons. So be warned: if you mess with the wrong girl, you might be dealing with a telekinetic psycho. ( )
  TheBooksofWrath | Apr 18, 2024 |
  AnkaraLibrary | Feb 29, 2024 |
Tender, brutal, fun and warm. A story about a little girl surviving among toxic people. The headmistress at her school reminded me of a terrible coworker that i struggled with. I guess i'm not a little girl and i should know better how to stand strong against toxicity but it turns out to be quite a challenge even for an adult. Now that i've read Matilda i'm ready. Bring it on! ( )
  rubyman | Feb 21, 2024 |
I really hate that this book wasn't yet written when I was a child. I loved everything about it! The character of Matilda is absolutely wonderful; I can't imagine any way in which she could have been improved upon. Her parents and Miss Trunchbull are absolute nightmares (and also perfect). And Miss Honey is that person we all wish we had in our corner. Great humor, a plot that is unexpected at times and a perfect ending ... what more could you ask for? ( )
  AliceAnna | Feb 2, 2024 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Dahl, Roaldprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barbadillo, PedroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Borbás MáriaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keith, RonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Meek, ElinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ottosson, MetaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robillot, HenriTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schönfeldt, Sybil GräfinÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vriesendorp, HuberteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Winslet, KateNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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