Matilda
Matilda
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Matilda

Written by Roald Dahl & illustrated by Quentin Blake
Published by Puffin Books
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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!

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    The Creatives Behind the Book

      Roald Dahl

      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

      Illustrator
      Quentin Blake

      Sir Quentin Blake, the first-ever Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated nearly 300 books, including most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books. He lives in London.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780142410370
    Publication Date
    January 1, 2007
    Page Count
    240
    Words Per Page
    167
    Audience
    Juvenile Reader
    Reading Age
    7 - 12 years
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    168240761
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0142410373
    Lexile® Level
    840L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~T
    ATOS® Book Level
    5
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    6
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    5429
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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