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by Roald Dahl

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  1. Sweet Like (Miss) Honey
    Miss Honey is the only person who believes in Matilda's abilities. As the story develops, it's pretty clear how much Miss Honey cares for her. Aww, this makes us think about our own inspirational teacher heroes. Go here to read about some of Shmoop staff's most memorable teachers. Feeling inspired? Want to join the ranks of the education world? Figure out if you've got what it takes to be a teacher here.

  2. Technology: Awesome or Evil?
    If you are interested in digging deeper and investigating some of the questions raised by our television activity, check out Shmoop's guide to Ray Bradbury's The Veldt. Excerpt: "But the 1950s in America is about more than TVs; it's about vacuum cleaners and new refrigerators and dishwashers. If you have an afternoon, watch some 1950s appliance ads on YouTube and see how companies marketed new and better stuff to make our lives easier and more convenient. So The Veldt isn't just about TV and kids; it's about how we loved to buy handy gadgets without worrying about what they might do to our lives."