Matilda has everything a good story should: pranks, plot twists that will make you gasp and just a little bit of magic. Our protagonist Matilda is an extraordinary bookworm who, with the help of her lovely school teacher, Miss Honey, gives the grown-up bullies a lesson they won’t forget. Author Roald Dahl is (of course) a creative mastermind that sends imaginations of all ages soaring, plus there are illustrations scattered throughout which help to visualise some of the ridiculous situations that poor Matilda finds herself in.
This is a great story to read aloud to kids aged 5+, or for more confident readers to devour on their own. I think we can all agree that Matilda was a childhood treasure for many of today’s book lovers. It’s a timeless story that continues to captivate every time I pick it up, no matter how old I get.
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