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Matilda - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

The book Matilda by Roald Dahl is a story about a young girl with secret magical powers who lives with a horrible adoptive family who don't care for her much because she is different from them. Matilda is very intelligent and succeeds academically and has a maturity level well beyond her age. She seeks out to gain more knowledge through books as well as school. Her teacher, Ms. Honey, helps her in any way she can. Eventually Matilda gets her happy ending away from her awful family and lives with Ms. Honey. This book is great to have on any book shelf and I would recommend reading this to over elementary school children. I would rate this book a four out of five stars and it is an 840L on the Lexile scale. An activity I would use with this book would be with writing a text about supernatural powers such as the ones Matilda has from the book. What powers might you have? How would you use your powers? other questions to follow regarding this fun activity.