Matilda

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Product Number: 43202
Released: Mar 07, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788756986
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Matilda is a genius. Before she was three years old she was reading the newspaper. By the age of four, Matilda was reading classics by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. By the time Matilda becomes a student at Crunchem Hall, she's bored stiff. When Matilda's teacher, Miss Honey tries to get her moved up a few grades she runs up against the Headmistress, Miss Trunchbull-two hundred pounds of mean, nasty, kid-hating bully. Can even a genius like Matilda survive the rampages of Miss Trunchbull-or should she come up with a crafty plan to rid the school of the bully once and for all. Roald Dahl has a dark breed of humor that children adore and parents despise. Spoofing life at its most outrageous, he breaks traditionally held taboos that place adults firmly in charge of children. In Matilda, one of his most popular books and national best-seller, Dahl creates an extraordinary story of parental love that blossoms, not from the ties of family, but from true affection.

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Author(s): Roald Dahl
Narrator(s): Ron Keith
Product Number C1056
Released: Jan 12, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788734502
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Author(s): Roald Dahl
Narrator(s): Kate Winslet
Product Number DD8998
Released: Jul 04, 2013
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Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9781611761849
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Author(s): Roald Dahl
Narrator(s): Kate Winslet
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Released: Jun 21, 2016
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Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9781524754655
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Author(s): Roald Dahl
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ISBN: #9780593203378
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Author(s): Roald Dahl
Product Number EB00386224
Released: Jun 05, 2014
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Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: #9781101654316
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Roald Dahl
Narrator(s): Ron Keith
Product Number 3A649
Released: Mar 31, 2005
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ISBN: #9781419329036
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Author(s): Roald Dahl
Narrator(s): Ron Keith
Product Number 3K649
Released: Jun 17, 2005
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ISBN: #9781419329043
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Author(s): Roald Dahl
Narrator(s): Ron Keith
Product Number 3C186
Released: Mar 03, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419329050
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Author(s): Roald Dahl
Product Number 12139
Released: Jan 14, 2000
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Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: #9780142402535

Professional reviews

"Another wonderful Roald Dahl creation! Matilda is an innocuously named genius, struggling to survive in a world of comically boorish adults. Ironically she is saved by a combination of their neglect, her own special powers, and the tender love of her teacher, Miss Honey. Ron Keith's British accent not only recreates all of Dahl's wonderfully nasty and delightful characters, it also highlights the varied tonal qualities of each word and each phrase, carrying the listeners through the same range of feelings. Like a true maestro, Keith takes charge at all times to bring Dahl's pickwickian world to life. P.E.F. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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