Matilda

Just like the author of this book, Matilda is a genius. She’s only five years old, but her mind is colossal. She loves to learn and has read all the great classics of literature. Sadly, instead of being proud, her horrible parents call her an ignorant liar. School is hardly any better. The vile head teacher, Miss Trunchbull, always picks on her. But they forgot one thing: you should never, ever try to bully someone as smart as Matilda…

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!

    Awards

    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

  • Awards

    Quentin Blake was awarded the 2012 Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to children’s literature.

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