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by Roald Dahl

Matilda Resources


Dahl's Official Website

There's plenty to explore in Dahl's official site. Just make sure the Trunchbull doesn't catch you.

Matilda the Musical

Quick—get your tickets before it sells out. Here's the site for Matilda the musical, by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin.

Illustrator Quentin Blake

Dahl's favorite illustrator, Quentin Blake, has some awesome illustrations for Matilda.

Movie or TV Productions

Matilda, 1996

This fun flick stars Danny DeVito as the wormy Mr. Wormwood, Rhea Perlman as his squirrely wife, and Mara Wilson as Matilda (remember her from Mrs. Doubtfire?).

Articles and Interviews

"The Candy Man"

For you not-so-young adults out there, this article by Margaret Talbot talks about Dahl's legacy and works, including Matilda.

Meet the Man

Be sure to check out this interview with Matilda's maker.


Sing Along to Matilda

Grab your mics, Shmoopers. It's karaoke time.

Matilda Trailer

Check out the trailer for the 1996 movie version.

Matilda Moves and Grooves

Watch this awesome scene from the movie featuring Matilda's telekinesis in all its glory. We dare you not to dance along, little bitty pretty ones.


Listen to Matilda

Joely Richardson lends her voice to this reading of your new favorite Dahl book.


Check out the audiobook on YouTube, complete with awesome sound effects. Be sure to click through to part 2!

Hear Dahl Himself

Listen to interview bits and bobs on the official site. (You'll want to click on "The Man," and then on "An Interview with Roald Dahl.")


2010 Cover

Illustrator Quentin Blake lends his whimsical pen to this cover for the 2010 edition of Matilda.

The Trunchbull

Courtesy of none other than Quentin Blake.

Matilda Movie Poster

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