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09/29-One Book a Day -Matilda

Sep 29 2020 by readling 125 views

Today is Broadway Musicals Day. There are numerous multi-award-winning musicals has been played on Broadway, and Matilda the Musical is one of them. Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the 1988 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl.

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"The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village."
Roald Dahl , Matilda

In this novel, Matilda is a 5-year-old girl who loves reading and has the gift of telekinesis, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different. But there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. It’s a book about standing up against bullies. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she fight back bravely. It’s also a book about learning to live with yourself, about being who you are despite the pressures those who are supposed to love you may exert on your personality. It’s a book written for readers and one that establishes so firmly why reading is so important in our mental world.  Matilda is definitely an enjoyable read!

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    Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake


    Paperback (Puffin Books Aug. 16, 2007)