Roald Dahl; illustrations by Quentin Blake.

Matilda is a genius. Unfortunately, her family treats her like a dolt. Her crooked car-salesman father and loud, bingo-obsessed mother think Matilda's only talent is as a scapegoat for everything that goes wrong in their miserable lives. But it's not long before the sweet and sensitive child decides to fight back. Faced with practical jokes of sheer brilliance, her parents don't stand a chance. Book jacket.


Amy LewisPosted August 20, 2009

Matilda is a child genius with a cruel family. She loves to play practical jokes on people who aren't nice, like her parents and her school's headmistress. Can Matilda get rid of her evil headmistress and teach her parents a lesson?