Winner of the Kalbacher Klapperschlange 1989

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

"Matilda will surely go straight to children's hearts." -The New York Times Book Review

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the World's No.1 storyteller. Find out more at roalddahl.com.
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  • The Trunchbull let out a yell. . .

    The Trunchbull lifted the water-jug and poured some water into her glass. And suddenly, with the water, out came the long slimy newt straight into the glass, plop!

    The Trunchbull let out a yell and leapt off her chair as though a firecracker had gone off underneath her.

    She stared at the creature twisting and wriggling in the glass. The fires of fury and hatred were smouldering in the Trunchbull's small black eyes.

    "Matilda!" she barked. "Stand up!"

    "Who, me?" Matilda said. "What have I done?"

    "Stand up, you disgusting little cockroach! You filthy little maggot! You are a vile, repellent, malicious little brute!" The Trunchbull was shouting. "You are not fit to be in this school! You ought to be behind bars, that's where you ought to be! I shall have the prefects chase you down the corridor and out of the front-door with hockey-sticks!"

    The Trunchbull was in such a rage that her face had taken on a boiled colour and little flecks of froth were gathering at the corners of her mouth. But Matilda was also beginning to see red. She had had absolutely nothing to do with the beastly creature in the glass. By golly, she thought, that rotten Trunchbull isn't going to pin this one on me!

    Puffin Books by Roald Dahl

    The BFG

    Boy: Tales of Childhood

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    Danny the Champion of the World

    Dirty Beasts

    The Enormous Crocodile

    Esio Trot

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    George's Marvelous Medicine

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

    Going Solo

    James and the Giant Peach

    The Magic Finger


    The Minpins

    Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

    The Twits

    The Vicar of Nibbleswicke

    The Witches

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More



    illustrated by Quentin Blake


    For Michael and Lucy

    The Reader of Books

    Mr Wormwood, the Great Car Dealer

    The Hat and the Superglue

    The Ghost


    The Platinum-Blond Man

    Miss Honey

    The Trunchbull

    The Parents

    Throwing the Hammer

    Bruce Bogtrotter and the Cake


    The Weekly Test

    The First Miracle

    The Second Miracle

    Miss Honey's Cottage

    Miss Honey's Story

    The Names

    The Practice

    The Third Miracle

    A New Home

    The Reader of Books

    It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

    Some parents go further. They become so blinded by adoration they manage to convince themselves their child has qualities of genius.

    Well, there is nothing very wrong with all this. It's the way of the world. It is only when the parents begin telling us about the brilliance of their own revolting offspring, that we start shouting, "Bring us a basin! We're going to be sick!"School teachers suffer a good deal from having to listen to this sort of twaddle from proud parents, but they usually get their own back when the time comes to write the end-of-term reports. If I were a teacher I would cook up some real scorchers for the children of doting parents. "Your son Maximilian", I would write, "is a total wash-out. I hope you have a family business you can push him into when he leaves school because he sure as heck won't get a job anywhere else." Or if I were feeling lyrical that day, I might write, "It is a curious truth that grasshoppers have their hearing-organs in the sides of the abdomen. Your daughter Vanessa, judging by what she's learnt this term, has no hearing-organs at all."

    I might even delve deeper into natural history and say, "The periodical cicada spends six years as a grub underground, and no more than six days as a free creature of sunlight and air. Your son Wilfred has spent six years as a grub in this school and we are still waiting for him to emerge from the chrysalis." A particularly poisonous little girl might
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 256
Altersempfehlung 8 - 12
Erscheinungsdatum 01.08.2007
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-241037-0
Verlag Penguin LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 19.5/12.6/2.2 cm
Gewicht 191 g
Abbildungen n. d.. w. numerous Illustrationen by Quentin Blake. 20 cm
Illustrator Quentin Blake
Verkaufsrang 35492
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I'm right and you're wrong, I'm big and you're small, and there's nothing you can do about it.
von Glimmer am 20.02.2014
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

PLOT Matilda is a novel written by Roald Dahl in 1988. It centres around Matilda Wormwood, a remarkably intelligent 5 year old girl who obtains telekinetic powers which she uses to get revenge on the bullying adults in her life: her neglectful parents and her formidable headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. REVIEW I think ever... PLOT Matilda is a novel written by Roald Dahl in 1988. It centres around Matilda Wormwood, a remarkably intelligent 5 year old girl who obtains telekinetic powers which she uses to get revenge on the bullying adults in her life: her neglectful parents and her formidable headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. REVIEW I think everyone knows the movie Matilda with Danny DeVito, it was and still is one of my favourite movies. Therefore I decided I had to read the book. Most people also know the short stories by Roald Dahl, with are pretty amazing! He wrote all his Children Books on behalf of his kids, I think it is pretty thoughtful not to let them read his short stories, they are rather gruesome. The movie is not at all a 1 to 1 book adoption and therefore the books holds some surprises for the reader!