Now a musical! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it! Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
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by Roald Dahl
by Eva Ibbotson
by Victoria Dahl
by Rita Mae Brown, Sneaky Pie Brown
by Linda Windsor
by Rita Mae Brown
by Jennifer Erin Valent
by Tracie Peterson, Judith Miller
by Francine Rivers
by Tracy Anne Warren
"Who better than Kate Winslet to narrate DahlÕs beloved childrenÕs classic in its 25th-anniversary year? Winslet draws on her impressive experience to bring precocious Matilda and her crusade against insensitive and manipulating adults to new ears. Meet, or re-meet, MatildaÕs obtuse family and battle-ax headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Rejoice as Matilda, with the guidance of her understanding teacher, Miss Honey, rises above her situation and provides a model of spunk and determination. In the narrator role, Winslet is straightforward, precise, and calm. She saves her panache for her characterizations. While WinsletÕs Matilda is modestly soft-spoken, she scales her vocal register as the ranting Wormwood parents, booms as Miss Trunchbull, and breathily voices the adored Miss Honey. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2014 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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