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4.19  ·  Rating details ·  88 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
[Penguin Readers Level 3]

Matilda is a clever and unusual little girl. But her parents aren’t interested in her, and the terrible head teacher at her school hates clever children. But Matilda finds a way to be strong, and the results are very funny.
Paperback, 45 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Pearson Education (first published June 19th 2008)
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Aug 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Da das Buch nur 36 Seiten hat, ist es wie eine kleine Zusammenfassung von Matilda. Einfach eine super leichte und schnell zu lesende Lektüre über das Mädchen, in das man sich nur verlieben kann.
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Matilda is very clever little girl . She read most of the book in her local library before she even started the school . But her parents forget to send her school but when she finally started the school . She had a teacher who don't like the Children at all .

I enjoyed this book a lot and very nicely written.
Stacey (wanderlustforwords67)
Cute short little story.
Misaki Arafuka
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Penguin readers 3



1) The main character has a special power that she can move things without touching them. If you had any special powers, what do you want to do?
-I want to fly the sky and look around the world like a bird. I have been having this dream since I was a little child.
2) The main character is mischievous child, and she put glue on her father’s hat because he yelled to her. Have you ever done such an interesti
Moeko Yamaguchi
Nov 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
-time: 90 minutes
-7 words summary: Matilda, clever, unusual, terrible, parents, strong, happy:
1.Matilda can use supernatural power. If you had
it, what would you do? Would you use it in daily life?
-Yes! I wanna use special power! But Matilda used it to hurt or make them surprise, so I don't wanna use it to hurt people.
2.Matilda likes reading and she has read a lot of books. Did you like reading books when you are a child?
-No. I didn't like reading books but my parents woul
Wakana Honami
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
-penguin readers, level3
-clever, girl, books, parents, head teacher,Miss Honey, strong
-Matilda read books for adults in library when she was four yeas old. She was very clever. Do you like reading books?
Yes, I do. I like reading books in English and Japanese. However, I can read only short book such as GR, so it's interesting for me to read books in Japanese. I want to read long books in English.
-She was clever and unusual, but adults around her didn't notice her abilit
Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Found this well looking for another book and thought I'd read it again. Ah~ My childhood.
It's Level 3 Pre-Intermediate (1200 words) so it should have taken me this long to finish it, but I took my time.

I had never actually read the book until now; I watched the movie version staring Mara Wilson as Matilda, so it was wonderful to read the book version. And reading the book gives me a clear view on how it's different from its movie adaptation.

I still would like to read the original version and I
Haruka Sakai
-Penguin readers
-11/7 95min.
-clever girl, terrible parents, unhappy, moving things, her eye, afraid people, many books

-In this story, Matilda is clever girl. She really loves to read a book. When you are child, what is the favorite things to play?
I really like to play dodge ball.

-In this story, when Matilda got angry, she put a glue in her father's hat. Have you ever played a trick against someone?
Yes. When I fought with my sister, I hid my sister's favorite pen, and I have never returned it to
Haruka Fujimoto
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
1.Penguin reader level3
2.6/20 15min. 6/22 20min 6/23 40min. 6/24 40min word summery
Matilda- girl-smart-magic-school-teacher-strict
4a. Matilda noticed that she can use the magic. It is that she can move anything without hand.
4b. Her teacher is very strict, so she trying to do mischief using her magic. It was so fanny.
5. It is level3 one but it is easy to read this story. I like this movie too!
Misaki Ohata
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Fuka Hatayama
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
1. Penguin Readers Stage3

2. 10/8 100min

3. book, stupid, gearbox, library, will, Spain, police

4. Just then, Nigel jumped up and and pointed at the blackboard. ” The chalk!” he shouted. ' Look at the ckalk!' It's moving and nobody is holding it!'
I was very surprised Matilda's power like a magic. She used it to help teacher.

5. Matilda was said stupid girl but she helped her teacher. She really like reading . I wannt to get special power. I learned how reading is important!
Kayo Nakagaki
1. Penguin level 3
2. 12/1 85min
3. book, clever, eyes, teacher, school, ghost, adopted child
4. a) I've finished all the children's book.
b) Matilda is so clever. So a woman works at the library was very surprised at that. I also be surprised.
5. Matilda's father and mother didn't noticed her ability. If there is a child like her, she or he become to be popular soon.
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The characters are a bit scary!? =o=
Feb 27, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very cute story. It's not too long and it's very easy to read, but it's quite nice and sweet. I don't really know what else to say about it.
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
~40 minutes. Very easy English. Perfect for beginners.
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John Escott started by writing children's books and comic scripts, but now writes and adapts books for students of all ages. He especially enjoys writing crime and mystery thrillers, and is a member of the British Crime Writers Association.

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