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- DescriptionFive-year old Matilda longs for her parents to be good and loving and understanding, but they are ne of these things. They are perfectly horrid to her. Matilda invents a game of punishing them each time they treat her badly and she soon discovers she has supernatural powers.
- Author BiographyRoald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after a monumental bash on the head , sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990.
- PrizesRunner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
- Author(s)Roald Dahl
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication05/04/2001
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPuffin Books
- Out-of-print date08/10/2007
- Content Noteb&w illustrations
- Weight184 g
- Width129 mm
- Height199 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Illustrator(s)Quentin Blake
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Edition StatementNew edition
- Reading AgeFrom 9 to 99
- Interest Agefrom 9 to 11
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