Recommended by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #1 in Girl, Ranked #2 in 8-Year-Oldsee more rankings.

Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she's knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she's a super-nerd and the teacher's pet. But everything is not perfect in Matilda's world. For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self-centered parents who ever lived. Then there's the large, busty nightmare of a school principal, Miss ("The") Trunchbull, a former hammer-throwing champion who flings children at will and is approximately as sympathetic as a bulldozer.... more

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave The classic story of Matilda who gets magical powers from reading books. (Source)

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