Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
The book my Literature Circle group read was Matilda.
The author is Roald Dahl, and Quentin Blake is the illustrator.
It is a fantasy book. The main character, Matilda, has absent-
minded parents who think Matilda is worthless. Really, she
is very intelligent and bright. Matilda started going to school
with an extremely cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.
Luckily, she has a very considerate teacher, Miss Honey. In
Crumchem Hall Elementary School, Matilda gets accused for
something when she was innocent. She’s so furious that she
has the power to move things with her mind. She uses her
amazing brain powers to help many people, including Miss
• Text to Self Connections
– I can relate the book to my life because Matilda
is very adventurous like me.
• Text to Text Connections
– I can relate this book to another book called
Witch Catcher, because there’s a girl whose
friend has magic powers just like Matilda.
• Text to World Connections
– I can relate this book to the world because there
are a lot of food eating contests. In Matilda a boy
named Bruce Bogtrotter ate an 18 inch cake. Madison
She is mischievous Matilda is
by playing tricks on studious by
her cruel parents
and her stubborn,
monster of a all the answers to
headmistress Miss every sort of
She is bold when Matilda is very
she stood up to small and
Miss Trunchbull minuscule for her
by spilling water age.
•Present Day •Suburban
•Matilda’s small room
•Night and •Chrunchem Hall
Primary School •Forested area
Day •Miss Honey’s cottage
•The Public Library in
•Springtime the village house)
• We rated the book on a scale from 1-10. Here
are our scores!
• Madison- 9
• Colin- 9.8
• Keith- 5
• Hanako- 8.5
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