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