Roald Dahl

Matilda / Ματίλντα


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Matilda / Ματίλντα

Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she’s knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she’s a super-nerd and the teacher’s pet. But everything is not perfect in Matilda’s world. For starters she has two of the most idiotic, self-centered parents who ever lived. Then there’s the large, busty nightmare of a school principal, Mrs. (“The”) Trunchbull, a former hammer-throwing champion who flings children at will and is approximately as sympathetic as a bulldozer. Fortunately for Matilda, she has the inner resources to deal with such annoyances: astonishing intelligence, saintly patience, and an innate predilection for revenge.
She warms up with some practical jokes aimed at her hapless parents, but the true test comes when she rallies in defense of her teacher, the sweet Miss Honey, against the diabolical Trunchbull. There is never any doubt that Matilda will carry the day. Even so, this wonderful story is far from predictable. Roald Dahl, while keeping the plot moving imaginatively, also has an unerring ear for emotional truth. The reader cares about Matilda because in addition to all her other gifts, she has real feelings

Στο βιβλίο αυτό Ρόαλντ Νταλ ξεπέρασε τον εαυτό του και μας χάρισε κάτι πραγματικά ξεχωριστό. Τη Ματίλντα. Δεν υπάρχει παιδί πιο έξυπνο, πιο λογικό, πιο τρυφερό, πιο αξιαγάπητο, πιο συμπονετικό απ’ αυτήν. Αυτό το υπέροχο κορίτσι, το προικισμένο με μυαλό τόσο λαμπερό και εύστροφο και με καρδιά τόσο μεγάλη, ας γίνει το φωτεινό παράδειγμα για όλα τα παιδιά, τους γονείς, τους δασκάλους. Παραμύθι και πραγματικότητα, υπερβολή και δεξιοτεχνία, γνώση και ταλέντο, να τα μέσα που χρησιμοποιεί ο σπουδαίος αυτός συγγραφέας για να μας οδηγήσει σ’ έναν κόσμο όπως θα ’πρεπε να είναι ο κόσμος μας και που ίσως μια μέρα τον κερδίσουμε.

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