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Book review: Matilda

Matilda by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin BlakeREVIEWED BY GIANNA, 10, VIC

Matilda, by Roald Dahl, ill. by Quentin Blake, Puffin Books, ISBN 9780141365466

Gianna reviewed her own copy of this book.

This book fascinates me. It is about a young girl whose parents think she is a twit. Mr and Mrs Wormwood are rare parents who don’t think about their child. Their child, Matilda, was an extraordinary child. She could easily recite the alphabet when she was only two. Matilda could spell words at the age of three and was able to read novels at the age of four.

Matilda got to know that she could move things with her eyes when she started going to school. Miss Honey, her teacher adores her. But Miss Trunchbull is furious when somebody speaks good about Matilda. Miss Honey and Matilda together face some difficulties.

To know about the happenings please read this famous book by Roald Dahl. This book is one of my favourites because it is an inspirational story that tells children that they should trust their abilities, fight back and face the challenges in their lives.


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Book review: Geronimo Stilton Classic Tales The Secret Garden

Cover of Geronimo Stilton Classic Tales: The Secret Garden by Geronimo StiltonREVIEWED BY GIANNA, 10, VIC

Geronimo Stilton Classic Tales: The Secret Garden by Geronimo Stilton, Scholastic Inc,
ISBN 9780545872607

Gianna reviewed her own copy of this book.

This is a book full of mysteries: a girl whose parents had died. A mansion named Misselthwaite Manor. There are a hundred rooms in this mansion which are said to be locked. There are many gardens too. All of them are unlocked but one, which was the mistress’s favourite garden. But she had fallen from a branch while sitting, which had caused her death.

The girl makes a friend with whom she plays everyday in the many gardens. But soon, every night she hears a faint crying noise. The author very mysteriously finds the noise, where it comes from. Is it a ghost? A murderer who is crying every night so that someone comes, and he kills them? Or a boy? Read this mysterious book to find out.

This beautiful book by Geronimo Stilton consists of friendship, bravery and most of all trust and suspects.


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