Matilda (Puffin Modern Classics)

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-09-23
  • Publisher: Puffin
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Matilda is a sweet five-year-old with extraordinary mental powers—powers she uses to teach her school’s evil head mistress a lesson she’ll never forget!

Author Biography

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career. After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated. Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans. Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com.

Table of Contents

The Reader of Booksp. 1
Mr. Wormwood, the Great Car Dealerp. 16
The Hat and the Supergluep. 24
The Ghostp. 32
Arithmeticp. 43
The Platinum-Blond Manp. 50
Miss Honeyp. 60
The Trunchbullp. 76
The Parentsp. 84
Throwing the Hammerp. 95
Bruce Bogtrotter and the Cakep. 111
Lavenderp. 128
The Weekly Testp. 135
The First Miraclep. 153
The Second Miraclep. 164
Miss Honey's Cottagep. 171
Miss Honey's Storyp. 187
The Namesp. 200
The Practicep. 204
The Third Miraclep. 209
A New Homep. 221
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