Dogeared Page: Matilda

Friday, September 8, 2017

If I were a teacher, I would cook up some real scorchers for the children of doting parents. "Your son Maximilian," I would write, "is a total wash-out. I hope you have a family business you can push him into when he leaves school because he sure as heck won't get a job elsewhere!" or if I were feeling lyrical that day, I might write, "It is a curious truth that grasshoppers have their hearing-organs in the sides of their abdomen. Your daughter Vanessa, judging by what she's learnt this term, has no hearing organs at all."

- Matilda by Roald Dahl


  1. I like the new look of the blog! classy!

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  2. Love Matilda!

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  3. Ha, this is such a great passage!

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  4. I always loved Matilda as a child, I definitely credit it with beginning my love of reading!

    Abigail Alice x

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    1. Love hearing about what books turned people into readers!


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