Author: Ronald Dahl

Illustrator: Quentin Blake

Publisher: Viking

Publication date: 1988

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Gr. K-5

Overview: Matilda is a bright young girl with special powers. She is not liked or treated well by her principal, Mrs. Trunchbull or her family. With the help of her teacher, Miss Honey, Matilda is able to use her power and smartness for good to help the lives of others.

Activity: What special power would you want to have? What would you do to help others with your special power? Have them draw a picture of themselves showing them with their special power helping others.

Reviewer's Name: Erin Mazzatta