Matilda (Spanish Edition)

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Overview

Matilda is a sweet five-year-old with extraordinary mental powers—powers she uses to teach her school's evil head mistress a lesson she'll never forget!

Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

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Overview

Matilda is a sweet five-year-old with extraordinary mental powers—powers she uses to teach her school's evil head mistress a lesson she'll never forget!

Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Matilda is an extraordinarily gifted four-year-old whose parentsa crass, dishonest used-car dealer and a self-centered, blowsy bingo addictregard her as ``nothing more than a scab.'' Life with her beastly parents is bearable only because Matilda teaches herself to read, finds the public library, and discovers literature. Also, Matilda loves using her lively intelligence to perpetrate daring acts of revenge on her father. This pastime she further develops when she enrolls in Crunchem Hall Primary School, whose headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, is ``a fierce tyrannical monster . . . .'' Adults may cringe at Dahl's excesses in describing the cruel Miss Trunchbull, as well as his reliance on overextended characterization at the expense of plot development. Children, however, with their keenly developed sense of justice, will relish the absolutes of stupidity, greed, evil and might versus intelligence, courage and goodness. They also will sail happily through the contrived, implausible ending. Dahl's phenomenal popularity among children speaks for his breathless storytelling charms; his fans won't be disappointed by Matilda. Blake's droll pen-and-ink sketches extend the exaggerated humor. Ages 9-11. (Oct.)
Criticas
Gr 2-6-Resourceful Matilda is saddled with two hellish parents and an even worse headmistress. The evil Mrs. Trenchbull is out to get Miss Honey, Matilda's beloved teacher, and thinks nothing of flinging young innocents into nail-festooned boxes by their hair. Not to worry: Superbright Matilda dishes out revenge in high-comic style in this delicious page-turner for readers looking for laughs.
—Cheryl Scheer, Denver P.L., CO Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Ellen R. Braaf
She taught herself to read by the time she was three. When she was four, she'd finished all the children's books in the library and moved on to Dickens, Austen, Hemmingway and H.G. Wells. Matilda Wormwood is a genius cursed with heartless, half-witted, self-centered parents. Her father is a dishonest used car salesman; her mother, a soap-opera addict whose idea of a gourmet meal is a TV dinner. Unconcerned with their daughter's education, they enroll her late in the Crunchem Hall Primary School. Matilda's prodigious talents are soon recognized by her teacher. Miss Honey tries to secure an advanced placement for her gifted student. However, the school's muscle-bound, kid-hating headmistress won't consider it. A sadist in green britches, Miss Trunchbull's cruelty knows no bounds. Matilda learns to tap into her psychic powers. With mind over matter, she frees Crunchem Hall from Trunchbull's reign of terror and secures Miss Honey's professional and financial future. Her own "happily ever after" comes when she convinces her parents to leave her in Miss Honey's care as they flee the country two steps ahead of the police. It's a quirky tale that's delightfully Dahl. 1998 (orig.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6 Dahl's latest piece of madcap mayhem is a story filled with the elements that his fans cravesardonic humor, the evilest of villians, 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788420464541
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Pub Co Inc
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Edition number: 46
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 264,515
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to 'a wonderful faraway place'. In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.

The BFG
is dedicated to the memory of Roald Dahl's eldest daughter, Olivia, who died from measles when she was seven – the same age at which his sister had died (fron appendicitis) over forty years before.

Quentin Blake
, the first Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books.
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    1. Date of Birth:
      September 13, 1916
    2. Place of Birth:
      Llandaff, Wales, England
    1. Date of Death:
      November 23, 1990
    2. Place of Death:
      Oxford, England

Table of Contents

The Reader of Books 7
Mr Wormwood, the Great Car Dealer 22
The Hat and the Superglue 30
The Ghost 38
Arithmetic 49
The Platinum-Blond Man 56
Miss Honey 66
The Trunchbull 82
The Parents 90
Throwing the Hammer 101
Bruce Bogtrotter and the Cake 117
Lavender 134
The Weekly Test 141
The First Miracle 159
The Second Miracle 170
Miss Honey's Cottage 177
Miss Honey's Story 193
The Names 206
The Practice 210
The Third Miracle 215
A New Home 227
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 25, 2011

    THIS BOOK IS IN SPANISH!

    My daughters first book she bought for the Nook simple touch and it happens to be in spanish! No where on your site does it says its in spanish. PLEASE update your page and refund me my money!

    30 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Ridiculous company!

    I bought this book for my nook and i just noticed that it was in spanish. Nowhere did it say anything about this book being in spanish and i am furious because if this kind of problem goes on, we are keep on going to waste our 8 dollars.

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    IN Spanish

    i called the 1-800-the-book and would not give me a refund for a book i can't read or do anything with. bad customer service. not very happy with the service. :/

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    English would be nice.....dont buy this book if you cant speak or read Spanish. I would lilke a refund please.

    No hablo espanol. Only speak english

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2003

    Matilda's Influence

    Hey! For the people who has read the book Matilda, tell the truth, doesn't it have an influence on you after you read it?! Well it was like that with me and my mom. It had a GREAT influence on us as mother and daughter.

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Please get the english version!

    This book is amazing but not if you can't read the language its in! Please please please get the english version so we can rea dot too!

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Opps......

    Dont buy this book if u dont speak spanish.......
    My mom told me to get it and i picked the first one and bought it big mistake.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Great book, it is worth buying. But no english version!

    I read it in school once and it was a good, well written book.
    I wanted to buy it but its in spanish! Why not keep a version in english too? Its a famous book every one likes but its only in spanish! Please make english version.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    I hate it!

    It is in spanish? Thats so stupid! I want a refund.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Very dissapointed

    My daughter really wanted this book so I purcha
    sed it. The book is in Spanish. No where did it mention this. Please refund my money!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Spanish

    In spanish no refund only but if u speak spanish

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Seriu Seriously?

    I wanted an english version but i guess all they have is a spanish version.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Read it read it is all i have to say.

    I really love this book, it is the best book of all times. Everyone should read this book, everyone.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Really !!!!! Just my luck can anyone read spanish

    I like it ,but i never took spanish

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    FREAKING OUT!!

    I bought this book thinking it was in english but no it was in SPANISH!!!! I want my money back!!! And update your page!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Review

    This book is aewsome. I can't wait to read more. I know Rold Dahl hhas passed away so i expect the same books that are always there to be there. Quitton Blake could write a book about the author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Hi

    Hi my teacher read this book to are class it is a super good book #5what school do you go to

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    :)

    I <3 matilda and all roald dahl books

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Love

    I love this book alot it is the best! I also love the movie its my favorite book and movie"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Don't buy unless you can read spanish

    I was very upset it was not in english and it didn't tell you that until after you had already paid for it on my nook. I had bought it for my daugter and she couldn't even read she was very upset and they don't refund your money or have it in english.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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