Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780141322667

Matilda

Dahl, Roald

4.26 avg rating
( 360,676 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
9780141322667: Matilda

In this award-winning Dahl title Matilda invents a game of punishing her parents when they treat her badly. She soon discovers that she has supernatural powers. It is illustrated by the inimitable Quentin Blake. It is adapted for stage in 2011 into an award-winning musical by Tim Minchin. Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and worldwide sales are over 100 million! Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinay child with thoroughly ordinary and rather unpleasant parents, who are contemptuous of their daughter’s prodigious talents. But underestimating Matilda proves to be a huge mistake, as they, along with her vile headmistress Miss Trunchbull, are soon to discover.

Review:

Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she's knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she's a super-nerd and the teacher's pet. But everything is not perfect in Matilda's world. For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self-centered parents who ever lived. Then there's the large, busty nightmare of a school principal, Mrs. ("The") Trunchbull, a former hammer-throwing champion who flings children at will and is approximately as sympathetic as a bulldozer. Fortunately for Matilda, she has the inner resources to deal with such annoyances: astonishing intelligence, saintly patience, and an innate predilection for revenge.

She warms up with some practical jokes aimed at her hapless parents, but the true test comes when she rallies in defense of her teacher, the sweet Miss Honey, against the diabolical Trunchbull. There is never any doubt that Matilda will carry the day. Even so, this wonderful story is far from predictable--the big surprise comes when Matilda discovers a new, mysterious facet of her mental dexterity. Roald Dahl, while keeping the plot moving imaginatively, also has an unerring ear for emotional truth. The reader cares about Matilda because in addition to all her other gifts, she has real feelings. (Ages 9 to 12)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 12.32

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.35
From Spain to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dahl, Roald Author
Published by Penguin Puffin
ISBN 10: 0141322667 ISBN 13: 9780141322667
New Encuadernación de tapa blanda Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Librería Antonio Azorín
(San Lorenzo de El Escorial, M, Spain)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Puffin. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Book Condition: Nuevo. 20x13. Idioma inglés. Ejemplar nuevo. New. Bookseller Inventory # 142423

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.35
From Spain to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dahl, Roald Author
Published by Puffin Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141322667 ISBN 13: 9780141322667
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books & Ink Bookshop (Banbury)
(Banbury, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 8vo - 7¾" Tall. Brand new paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 043271

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 19.46
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dahl, Roald Author
Published by Puffin (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141322667 ISBN 13: 9780141322667
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141322667

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds