Matilda
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Matilda
Roald Dahl
Children’s
Aug 1, 2018
Roald Dahl’s roster of youth-delighting tales is as rich as that of any twentieth-century children’s author. From The Gremlins (1943) to The Minpins (1991), Dahl created marvelous confections for young readers for nearly five decades. Standing out among his storytelling treats is Matilda, whose superheroine is heroic—and triumphant—first and foremost because she loves to read. When a small girl vanquishes oppressive adults, what young reader won’t experience a vicarious thrill? Indeed, a good portion of Dahl’s popularity can be traced to the fact that he never underestimates young people, either as readers or as protagonists. What Dahl brought to writing for kids was an irreverence that proved to be the raison d’être of his art—a verve that, because it strikes an incorrigible chord with even the best behaved of his readers, conjures a liberating energy all too seldom captured between covers.
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Oct 28, 2018
I agree that Dahl never talks down to children or any of his readers. I loved Matilda, who was a reader like myself, from the moment we met.
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Very good for young readers. Dahl is one of the best.
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I love this book! So fun.
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Jun 25
A wonderful little tale of good overcoming evil
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