Clever and nice Matilda defies her parents’ view of her as stupid by getting herself to school as soon as she is five. Here, her deep love of reading propels her beyond the confines of her limited parents and fuels her curiosity about the world. Supported by the gorgeous Miss Honey Matilda blossoms; but all is not plain sailing as Matilda and Miss Honey have to deal with the formidable bullying headteacher Miss Trunchbull whose punishments including force feeding pupils chocolate cake and other far nastier tortures. Roald Dahl’s larger than life school celebrates goodness over bullying as a way of encouraging children.
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