Skip to content


Select Format

Select Condition ThriftBooks Help Icon


Format: Paperback

Condition: Very Good

Save $3.30!
List Price $7.99

2 Available

Book Overview

This description may be from another edition of this product. The success of the recent movie version should encourage kids to read the hilarious, thought-provoking original novel. Matilda is a genius who not only has to deal with loud, obnoxious, idiot parents...

Customer Reviews

8 ratings

A very intelligent girl

I loved the film and the novel

She Loved It!!!!

I got this and another book for my niece on her birthday and the first thing she is get so excited to read it. She absolutely loves it

Wonderful Childs book

Unfortunately my grandaughter will not be enjoying this book. It is impossible to read the copy of this book that was sent to me. It appears that at some point this book got wet and most all of the pages are attached to one another like glue. I have never received a book from this company before in a worthless conditio. Very dissapointed.

Awesome Children's Book

"Matilda" was my favorite book in 2nd grade. So much so that every time I see it in any store, I HAVE to buy another copy. Matilda was my first full length book that I read over and over and over again. Even when it was falling apart, I still kept it, and lugged it to school every single day. It is very well crafted and teaches young children to believe in themselves- don't let anyone hold you down- you can achieve anything!


This is the kind of book that lets you know your not the only person out there not understood. It comes from the heart and tells the truth about some kids and it's a very good book. I'd recommend this book to any person of all ages. It's the kind of book that takes you along the hand and it's like your right there in the book. Roald Dahl is a very,good writer and Quentin Blake is right there with him when it comes to art.

Reading aloud pleasure.

I'm out of the country with my 6 years old daughter for a week. When we travel together we always bring enough reading stuff, and our main book this time is Matilda - a fantastic book about a fantastic girl. I have read all of the Roald Dahl books for my kids several time, Matilda has always been and still is my favorite :-)Matilda is a small girl with extraordinary talents. Already when she is three years old she starts visiting the local library and reads all the books there, starting with the children's books, keeping on with the world classics. Matilda's parents are very neglective, and refuse to see any of Matilda's talents. But Matilda is a fighter and finds her own very creative and very funny ways to get revenge.Matilda is a funny book, showing a girls fight for her individuality, in a typical RoaldDahlish way. I love it, and all my kids have loved it as well. My youngest daughter is only six, and should be a little too young for the book. But still the book works perfectly for her. The chapters are quite long, but none of us manage to stop after just one chapter. Being on holiday, we can sleep long in the mornings, and can read for a long time in the evenings.An extra pluss with the book is all the fantastic recommandations of future books it gives us. Dahl has made a wonderful list of the books Matilda read at the library.Britt Arnhild Lindland

This book is about a very smart girl named Matilda

The book Matilda has the characters Matilda, her brother, her mother, her father, Mrs. Honey, Mrs. Trunchbull, Lavender, and Amanda. Matilda is the main character. Her parents took her as a mistake. They didn't like her at all. In fact when they got home from the hospital, they forgot her in the car. But Matilda is very smart. She learned how to take care of herself when she was about 4 - 6 the way that people would take care of themselves in their early 30's. In the morning her parents would go off to work and leave her nothing but cold uncooked soup on the stove. She would dump that and make herself pancakes. Then she would take the long trip to the library to read some books. Her parents had miserable jobs. Her father sold cheap old cars that weren't worth what he charged them. Her mother went off and played bingo. Matilda's father finally sent her to school. The principal at the school was very mean. She put children in a closet called the chokei and there were nails sticking in it and she locked it so they couldn't get out. Since her parents were very mean to her at the end Matilda's teacher Mrs. Honey adopted her. They both lived very happily for the rest of their life's. This book takes place in the present and most events occur when Matilda is in school. She acquires almost the entire school as her friends, even the older kids. When she was in school Mrs. Trunchbull made a boy called Bruce Bogtrotter eat a whole cake in front of an assembly of kids. Matilda cheered him on the whole time. along with everyone else. All together this book is a very good book,. and very, very exciting.
Copyright © 2020 Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Personal Information | Accessibility Statement
ThriftBooks® and the ThriftBooks® logo are registered trademarks of Thrift Books Global, LLC
GoDaddy Verified and Secured