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Roald Dahl


Matilda had always been different to her family.  At the age of one, she could write her name.   But when she starts school, she discovers that she has a special power, and there are some people in her life who need to be taught a lesson.  After all, bad people need to be punished.

Ava J, 6CC (2016)


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181 comments on “Matilda

  1. Niccolo Miserocchi Choudhury says:

    Matilda is a great book.🤩🤩🤩🤩 it is true that bad people need to be punished and it has said right here .matilda is a girl who teaches bad people a lesson😎😎👧👧.

  2. odecruz says:

    I like this book because the father is quite mean but in a funny way. My favourite part is when Matilda glues the fathers hat to his head.

  3. rlewis says:

    Overall I found Matilda quite funny and it’s a good book. It’s a book about a little girl call Matilda who has magical powers, and she uses them to play tricks on Miss Trunchbull and her mean family. My favourite character was Miss Trunchbull because she made me laugh. I found it funny when the Trunchbull fainted and fell to the floor with a thud.

    1. tom.milne1@btinternet.com says:

      The Trunchbull is a great character, Rufus, I agree! Mr Milne

  4. jetsiakoh says:

    i think matilda is really inspiering because her farther and mother just tell her to watch tv but she dosen’t want to and instead she reads books at the adge of six when her mother and farther go out away from home she goes to the libary every day i love her

  5. jetsiakoh says:

    This book is the best book ever because she doesn’t listen to her farther who is a cruel person 👍👌🏻👍😍

  6. amitchell says:

    Matilda is a good girl who can teach bad people a little lesson

  7. hhodge says:

    I liked this book because miss transport is really funny and I like it when Matilda pranks her teacher

  8. jreed says:

    I really enjoyed this book it’s realy funny and I have been to watch it at the theatre twice and watched the movie I realy enjoy it.

  9. adrame says:

    I think Matilda is a good book. Because she reads a lot .and it encourages people to read a lot.

  10. ejacobson says:

    I really like the mum in Matilda because she gets really annoyed at her😡😡

  11. mgregory says:

    I really like Matilda because Matilda is really smart and she has this amazing power which she can move things with her eyes

  12. rwalusimbi says:

    It was good she could use her mind but it was kinda boring

  13. hdevlinbarry says:

    I really really really liked this book (Matilda)I liked it better than the others

  14. skirkwood says:

    I liked this because I she loves to read and she made the newt jump out of the glass.

  15. rwalusimbi says:

    It was good I liked it but it was kinda boring 😀😀

  16. kbenajjan says:

    Ive read the book I’ve watch the movie very funny book definitely recommend this wonderful book

  17. nwaters says:

    I like this because the girl is born so smart and her family just likes to watch tv but she is always going to the library and reading books and I like that her family bosses her around all the time in a funny way. And at the end she lives with miss lovely.👴

  18. Annabel Pickstone says:

    I love Matilda because she is very brave and I like it when Miss Trunchball goes away.

  19. Leo Trelfer says:

    I liked it when Miss Trunchbull got scared of the newt that fell on her.

  20. Wilfred Tudor-Wills says:

    I’m a bit scared about this book because Miss Trenchbull shouts and the chokey

  21. ejackson says:

    I love this book because I like the way it has a girl how is good at reading and she can do magic.

  22. Rocco Lopez-Gutierrez says:

    I’m a bit scary of Miss Trunchbull. But Miss Honey is lovely.

  23. oboakye says:

    l think my favourite part is when she has powers.

  24. oboakye says:

    I like Matilda because she a smart kid who like reading.
    The bit I don’t understand is when her parents don’t know how old Matilda is.


  25. myeboahkodie says:

    I found this book really interesting because of how a little girl is as smart as a person in university.I also love how she can teach people to be punished.I rate this book a 3/5 because I fell like the book could be better.

  26. rfrench says:

    Matilda was smarter then most kids.
    At the age of 1 she could write her name, At the age of 4 she was going to the public library and at the age of 6 she was the smartest child in her school. Matilda Was a polite child. She had a wonderful teacher called Mrs.honey and an evil head misstress called Mrs trunchball. Matilda will have to use her hidden powers to save the school!

  27. bgugliotta says:

    I adore this book because it inspires young childrentostop watching telly.I also find hilarious because Matilda plays some wicked pranks on her lazy parents.I think my favourite character is Miss Honey Jennifer because she is kind polite and is certainly very sweet!!!