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Matilda (Colour Edition) [Paperback]

Roald Dahl
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Book Description

2 May 2013

Roald Dahl's much-loved Matilda, now in a stunning large paperback format with Quentin Blake's original illustrations in full colour.

This new edition sits alongside George's Marvellous Medicine, James and the Giant Peach, The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, also in full colour, paperback editions.

Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents.

Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers.

But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve . . .

Matilda is also a phenomenally successful, award-winning London stage musical, adapted for the stage by Dennis Kelly with music by Tim Minchin.

Roald Dahl is the World's Number One Storyteller, with global sales of over 100 million. Born in Llandaff, Wales in 1916, his books are still loved by millions all over the world, despite his death in 1990.

Quentin Blake is one of the world's best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's stories without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. His first drawings were published in Punch when he was sixteen. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Besides being an illustrator he taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art and in 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate! Six years later he was awarded a CBE for services to children's literature and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours - which means his full title is Sir Quentin Blake, although we can still all go on calling him Quentin as usual.

'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams

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Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Colour ed edition (2 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141345160
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141345161
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 19.6 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A true genius - Roald Dahl is my hero! (David Walliams) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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The moving and uplifting story of triumph against impressive villainy. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book I have read so far!!! 20 Oct 2001
By A Customer
This is a really exciting book for 8 year olds.I have really enjoyed this book I think others will aswell.Some parts made me laugh,and others made me very ,very happy!!!!!
Matilda is a special little girl with magical powers. Her parents are miserable but she finds happines with Miss Honey,her teacher.It is full of adventures that allows her to escape from her parents.You can't put the book down once you have started.
Rebecca Moss, aged 8.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing 5 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
I can honestly say, hand on heart, that this story changed my life. As a child I was not even remotely interested in books, not one bit. I would dig for worms or play Cinderella but sit and read or be read to, no thank you. I can remember as though it was yesterday (and not 20 odd years ago) it was pouring rain - the type that even puts off the meanest of dogs - so there was no chance we were visiting the beach, instead my father sat me down with my rabbit, we curled up on bean bags with blankets and he read me Matilda. I have read everyday since, the biggest and fullest room in my house is my library (I have thousands of books and no space to house new adventures) but I will never stop and I can thank Roald Dahl for my lifelong obsession with reading.

This is beautifully presented and a true treasure, exactly what you should expect with the name Roald Dahl on the front cover.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for everyone 15 Jun 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I purchased this book for my grandaughter to give her as an introduction to her 8th birthday present. This was a trip to London to see Matilda the musical so I appreciated that it was linked to the show. She loves reading Roald Dahl but Dad wanted to read it to her as he enjoyed it so much. The show was amazing, and like the book, addresses a lot of dark issues that can affect children and they really identify with both the book and the film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughter in every chapter! 19 Feb 2002
Format:Audio Cassette
This Roald Dahl classic, is definitely one of his best. The book not only has a terrific plot, and excellent characters, but also contains many issues that have to be faced by young Children. The book had me laughing throughout!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The exclusive Matilda review 28 Mar 2010
A Kid's Review
The book is about Matilda who is a kind, clever, little girl who has a benevolent teacher called Miss Jenny Honey. It details her life with horrible, cruel parents and the head teacher Miss Agatha Trunchbull.

Matilda has some incredibly hilarious and entertaining parts that I was laughing at even when I was asleep! One example is when Miss Trunchbull said, "I've got eight coconuts, eight monkey nuts and eight nutty idiots like you", as part of a weekly test in Maths. Sometimes kids get back at the head by tying knots in her enormous shorts and putting itching powder in them, so that she jigs and scratches her privates during prayer time!!!!!

My favourite chapter is the Platinum-Blond Man where Matilda's scruffy, black-haired dad accidentally dyes his hair blond! The ending reminds me of the ending of Roald Dahl's Cinderella where she gets married to a honey man. Both stories end with the unlucky character changing family and having a happy ending.

I highly recommend this book for 8-9 year olds who enjoy fun and hilarious adventures and give it 5 stars.

by Arantxa Flores Gonzaga, age 8
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is a fantastic book to read. 2 July 2004
By A Customer
Have you ever heard of a girl that has magical powers?
This book is about a girl that can do magic. Matilda has two horrible parents and a horrible brother. They have been very cruel to her and are mean to her because she is cleverer than them. She goes to school when she is 6 years old. She has a mean headmistress called Miss Trunchbull, and Miss Trunchbull throws somebody out of the window. Miss Honey, Matilda's teacher, is kind and nice.This book is all about how Matilda escapes from school and her parents.
My favourite character is Matilda because she is cleverer than everybody else.
My favourite part is when Miss Trunchbull swings a girl round by her hair and throws her across the playground.
I would recommend this book to people aged 7-11 because they would find it very funny.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time faves! 13 July 2009
By Laura
I'm 19, and i still LOVE this book! It is,in my opinion, Roald Dahl at his best. It was the first 'big' book i ever read as a kid and have loved it and re-read it again and again since!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Dahl audio book 1 May 2009
By Saffy
Format:Audio CD
I own many of the Puffin unabridged Roald Dahl audio CD's, but this one is my fabourite. Joely Richardson has a wonderful voice and reads the story perfectly. I would recommend this to everybody - young and old (I am 21 and at University!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... this for my seven year old granddaughter and she loved it so on...
I bought this for my seven year old granddaughter and she loved it so on her behalf we give it 5 stars!
Published 2 hours ago by Lainey
5.0 out of 5 stars Miraculous Matilda!
A fabulously written book by Roald Dahl. Anyone will love this book, but it is overshadowed by the stage production
Published 5 days ago by Mr MGRiedel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book as always from RD
My 11 year old Daughter loves this book, I read it to her over FaceTime at bedtime and she follows along with her copy!
Published 14 days ago by Bratlett
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I think thee Matilda book was very enter sting to read it wast what I thought it would be. But that was ok,it wast like the one I have read before it was put in different wording... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Jessica Davey
5.0 out of 5 stars Matilda
This book I highly recommend because it gets you into reading. Lots of people like Matilda and I am going to see the musical in Cambridge theatre with my mum and dad. Read more
Published 16 days ago by UllenhallJF
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book
My 6 year old absolutely adores having this book read to her. A great Christmas present. Highly recommended. Establishes a love of reading in any little girl.
Published 24 days ago by Donna Kearney
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I loved this book as it was so funny and miles better than the film. I would highly recommend this to any children and adults!
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5.0 out of 5 stars matilda
i read the book wached the movid and seen the play\musical i love matilda!! !
( matilda tge musical is amazing you must see it!!!!!) <3
Published 25 days ago by Julia
5.0 out of 5 stars Dahl at his best
I used 'Matilda' in both download and hard copy form to help teach English to a 12-year old French girl. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Charles
5.0 out of 5 stars Luigi442wii Reviews
This book is my favourite Roald Dahl book, just edging Danny The Champion Of The World by 1/9th.
It tells the story of Matilda, who is neglected by both her parents. Read more
Published 1 month ago by MR J N DIGNAM
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