Matilda

Au­thor: Roald Dahl Pub­lished: 1988 Oc­to­ber Lan­guage: English. Page: 232

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Matilda is a novel writ­ten by Roald Dahl. It was first pub­lished in London in 1988. It was adapted into a film in 1996. The par­ents of five year old girl Matilda Worm­wood don’t care about her. Though she shows strong signs of be­ing a ge­nius they en­cour­age her to watch tele­vi­sion in­stead of read­ing books which she prefers. After wit­ness­ing Matilda’s great in­tel­lect in the class­room her benev­o­lent teacher, Jen­nifer Honey ap­peals to have Matilda moved up, but the evil Head Mis­tress, Miss. Trunch­bull re­fuses. Miss Honey is alarmed by how Matilda’s par­ents act when she turns up at their house to sug­gest that Matilda should pre­pare for univer­sity. Mean­while, Matilda dis­cov­ers she has psy­choki­netic pow­ers, a se­cret which she con­fides only to Miss Honey. Roald Dahi was a great nov­el­ist, short story writer and screen writer. His most popular books in­clude The Twits, Charlie and the Choco­late fac­tory, James and the Gi­ant Peach, and The Witches.

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