Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Roald Dahl, Joely Richardson
Edition: Children's Audio Books on CD -- Plot Summary and Book Review
- In the book "Matilda", author Roald Dahl tells a humorous story that delights many children. Main character Matilda is an exceptionally gifted little girl and a voracious reader of literature. Unfortunately, her self-centered parents do not appreciate any of Matilda's talents. When she goes to school, Matilda has to cope with horrible headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. With sheer mental power, Matilda rids the school of the cruel headmistress and restores her beloved teacher Miss Honey to financial security. Quentin Blake's funny illustrations add to the appeal of this popular chapter book. "Matilda" is a good book for children in 4th grade through 7th grade. The unabridged children's audio book on CD, read by Joely Richardson, includes 5 CDs and lasts about 5 hours.