Matilda by Roald Dahl
A very popular story in Children’s Literature of all times, ‘Matilda’ introduces the readers to the universe of Matilda Wormwood, the main female protagonist in this masterpiece. In spite of having special abilities and being more intelligent than others of her age, she was necessarily overlooked by her lazy brother and torturous parents who constantly humiliated her for pursuing educational activities.
The only person who loves and adores this little girl with extraordinary telekinetic powers and intellect is Mr. Honey, her teacher and her friends at school. Even her school’s headmistress Miss Trunchball does not keep a good faith in Matilda and never leaves an opportunity to punish her. Thanks to Matilda’s inner resources, she is able to deal with one and all. In this hilarious tale of child simplicity and magic, will Matilda be able to fight the demons?
Appreciated by critics and readers alike, Matilda is a fun-filled tale that will take the readers on a hilarious ride to the inner world of a simple child with extraordinary powers and towering intellect.About the author:
Roald Dahl, a Norwegian born British novelist was an acclaimed writer, poet, screenwriter , who also wrote short stories that appealed to children and adults alike. He was also a fighter pilot in World War II and having had first-hand experience, he often drew inspiration from wars for his book. Some of his famous books are ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘My Uncle Oswald’, Fantastic Mr Fox, Tales of the Unexpected and ‘James and the Giant Peach’ among others. Dahl was born in 1916 and died in 1990.
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