Matilda by Roald Dahl audiobook

Matilda

By Roald Dahl
Read by Kate Winslet

Listening Library (Audio), Puffin 9780224025720

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781611761849

  • ISBN: 9781611761849

Runtime: 4.31 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Children's Titles, Ages 8-12

A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Distinguished Achievement in Production

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the 2014 ALA Odyssey Award for Honor Audiobooks

A USA Today bestseller

Winner of the 1991 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award

Winner of the 2000 Blue Peter Book Award for Book that Made Me Laugh the Loudest

Winner of the 1989 Red House Children’s Book Award

Winner of the 1991 Beehive Award for Children's Fiction

Winner of the 1991 Black-Eyed Susan Maryland Children’s Book Award

Winner of Audie Awards, 2014

“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times

“The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda!

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This wonderful story is far from predictable.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Dahl’s phenomenal popularity among children speaks for his breathless storytelling charms; his fans won’t be disappointed by Matilda.” Publishers Weekly
“A quirky tale that's delightfully Dahl.” Children’s Literature
“Dahl has written another fun and funny book with a child’s perspective on an adult world.” School Library Journal
“Superbright Matilda dishes out revenge in high-comic style in this delicious page-turner for readers looking for laughs.” Criticas

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Author

Author Bio: Roald Dahl

Author Bio: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was one of the greatest storytellers of all time. He was born in Llanduff, South Wales, of Norwegian parents, in 1916, and educated in English boarding schools. In search of adventure, the young Dahl took a job with Shell Oil in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force as a fighter pilot, almost dying in a plane crash in 1942. It was following this “monumental bash on the head” and a meeting with the author C. S. Forester that Dahl’s writing career began, with articles for magazines such as the New Yorker. He wrote successful novellas and short stories for adults, such as Tales of the Unexpected, before concentrating on children’s stories. The first of these, James and the Giant Peach, in 1960, was followed by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and an unbroken string of hugely successful, bestselling works. His numerous honors include the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and numerous Edgar Awards.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.31
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English