Roald Dahl - Matilda

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  • A Good Argument Against the Sterilization of Miscreants

    Oct 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hilariously horrible villains, and Matilda, the child every parent should be lucky enough to have.
    Cons: If you're not the perfect parent, this book might inspire your children to seek retribution.

    Summary: They say the truth is hard to take. Perhaps that's why I cringe when children's literature presents adults as bumbling idiots who make life a misery for the prepubescent protagonists. "Never underestimate the mind of a child," I always say. Children can ... read more

  • Matilda - a satire Dickens would be proud of

    Mar 17, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A hard-warming tale with excellent characterisation and humour
    Cons: None

    Summary: There are some children's novels which are destined to become classics - set to take their place on the bookshelf of supremacy alongside the likes of The Railway Children, The Secret Garden and Black Beauty - and Matilda, by the esteemed author Roald ... read more

  • Intelligent girl finding her own adventures

    Dec 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: interesting read
    Cons: none

    Summary: MATILDA is a book about a perfect little girl where every parents would love to have as their own. But unfortunately for Matilda, her parents doesn't really care much of her pressence in the family. That, however, didn't stop her from nurturing herself ... read more

  • A Dahl Masterpiece with all the Hallmarks of his Writing Career

    Jun 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A harmonious balance of all hallmarks of Dahl's children's writing
    Cons: A little too much coverage of Trunchbull's punishments.

    Summary: All of Roald Dahl's key works contain common features that make his books special and unique. Apart from gripping tales of the unexpected, the key reason for their appeal is in the treatment of the baddies in the story. However, Dahl counters this ... read more

  • One of many excellent Roald Dahl books out there!

    Jun 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very Exciting and fun to read. Extreamly well written.
    Cons: none that I can think of.

    Summary: This book contains some of the best writing that any author can produce and certainly the most from Roald Dahl. There are plenty of themes that keep the book interesting to read like sadness, kindness, anger, pain, mystery, excitement, knowledge, family, ... read more

  • Hilarious Masterpiece by the Master of Children Literature, Dahl!

    Apr 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Delightful read, Funny, Good Characters and Description
    Cons: None

    Summary: If any writer can capture a childs mind and entrance them into the wonders of literature, then it must be the one and only Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl was of Norweigan background but spent his life in England. He was sent to a proper English boarding school ... read more

  • One great book that people of all ages will enjoy!

    Mar 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful and cute story written with a brilliance that few find in stories today.
    Cons: American children may need help understanding a few British words.

    Summary: I can remember when I was about the age of 11 or so, I received this book from my parents as a gift. From the beginning I was quite intrigued by the bright yellow cover with a small cartoon drawn girl perched gently upon a huge stack of books more then ... read more

  • Matilda is Great

    Oct 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: a great little novel
    Cons: not a thing

    Summary: Roald Dahl has a talent that's for sure. His book "MAtilda" was all the craze when I was in fourth grade, which was some years ago now. But I picked up the book off of the shelf the other day and I looked through it and started to remember how much I ... read more

  • The best Roald Dahl book i have read

    May 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It is a short read
    Cons: it is a really interesting book

    Summary: The book Matilda is about a little girl who name is Matilda. She lives with her parents and her brother. In this story Matilda is always yelled at by her parents for doing something wrong when she is doing nothing wrong. Like when she is reading a ... read more

  • Matilda!

    Oct 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great book
    Cons: none

    Summary: Matilda is yet another exciting and interesting story from the amazing author - Roald Dahl. Join Matilda and travel with her in the amazing adventures of what she gets up to and how she saves her class teacher, Miss. Honey. ... read more

  • A Wonderful Story

    Jul 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun and interesting
    Cons: none

    Summary: Now that my daughter is about to enter Kindergarten, I feel like it's time to introduce her to the wonderful world of chapter books. I have read to her every night since she was a year old, so this is just a natural progression in our bedtime ... read more

  • A Book Kids Love!

    May 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Kids are the winners in Roald Dahl's books
    Cons: American kids may need help w/ British dialogue

    Summary: Roald Dahl is one of my favorite children's authors. His writing is diverse yet all of it stems from his own background in an English boarding school where the teachers ruled with a ruler and children always seemed to lose. All of Roald Dahl's books ... read more

  • Matilda - great book!

    May 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: vivid descriptions, fast paced, creative
    Cons: ~none~

    Summary: Matilda, a chapter book written by Roald Dahl is an amusing story of a little girls revenge on her parents when they do dreadful things to her. Now, the book shown here is from the movie that was recently released, so a few things are different, but ... read more

  • Matilda Matilda...reminds me of a little girl's stooorryyy!!

    Apr 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great plotline, characters, writing style, appropriate for anyone, funny
    Cons: None that I can think of

    Summary: Ahhhhh Matilda. Don't you ever get that urge to curl up on a cold winter day by a nice fire with a Roald Dahl book? If you think YOU had a troubled childhood (which most of us are guilty of), please, do me a favor and read this book. Yes, it's fiction ... read more

  • Another great book

    Feb 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Matilda
    Cons: nothing

    Summary: The author Roald Dahl is a genious. Even though this edition of the book is from more of the movie than the original book, it is nevertheless great. It is heart warming and encouraging. Matilda, a little child that has idiots for parents, is smart, ... read more

  • A Girl and her struggle with parents

    Dec 17, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Suitable for all ages, Very good detail
    Cons: Doesn't have a sequel

    Summary: Matilda is the best book I have ever read. Even though its not a true story, it has such a heartwarming story line that made me want to cry. Matilda has awful hard trouble with her parents, but that just goes to show you, if you persevere and ... read more

  • Roald Dahl was an absolute genius.

    Dec 5, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful story, Raold Dahl is a genius.
    Cons: It makes almost all adults out to be fools.

    Summary: I have loved everything I have ever read by Roald Dahl, but Matilda takes the cake. There is not a single reader I have met who hasn't fallen in love with this little girl. Children love the tale of the child who outsmarts all of the adults ... read more

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  • Hilarious!!

    Jan 2, 2004 by
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    Pros: Big book but you cannot put it down.
    Cons: Nothing is wrong.

    Summary: A review by my sister(10): Matilda is a book for people who have a sence of humor, but most of all if you can understand scarcasim. I thought this for me was really good because I could picture myself in the book as being Matilda which was a great ... read more

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