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 Matilda
 Author: Dahl, Roald

 Illustrator: Blake, Quentin

 Publisher:  Viking
 Pub Year: 1988

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 231 p., ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 254530 ISBN: 9780670824397
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 School stories
 Wit and humor

Courtesy of Harper Collins

Price: $20.01

Summary:
The adventures of Matilda, considered a brilliant pest by her parents, who enters Crunchem Hall and meets Miss Honey, a teacher who believes in her.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.00
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 5429
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 07471

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews
   School Library Journal (+)
   Booklist
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
 The Hornbook (-)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/1988 Gr 4-6 Dahl's latest piece of madcap mayhem is a story filled with the elements that his fans crave sardonic humor, the evilest of villains, the most virtuous of heroines, and children who eventually defeat those big bad grown-ups. In this book, Matilda isn't just smart, she is ``extra-ordinary. . .sensitive and brilliant,'' reading Great Expectations as a four year old. Unfortunately, her TV-addict parents neither recognize nor appreciate their daughter's genius. Neglected Matilda finds mentors in librarian Mrs. Phelps and teacher Miss Honey, a woman as sweet as her name implies. Miss Honey, Matilda, and other students are tormented by the child-hating headmistress Trunchbull. Trunchbull has also cheated orphaned niece Miss Honey out of her rightful inheritance, leaving the teacher in extreme poverty. Having practiced revenge techniques on her father, Matilda now applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of Trunchbull and restore Miss Honey's financial security. If the conclusion is a bit too rapid, the transitions between Matilda's home and school life a bit choppy, and the writing style not as even as in some of Dahl's earlier titles, young readers won't mind. Dahl has written another fun and funny book with a child's perspective on an adult world. As usual, Blake's comical sketches are the perfect complement to the satirical humor. This may not be a teacher's or principal's first choice as a classroom read-aloud, but children will be waiting in line to read it. Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Lib . , Wis. - Copyright 1988 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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