Matilda is a TRUE superhero! Her magical powers are ALL due to her rapidly increasing knowledge base because she reads, readS, reaDS, reADS, rEADS, and READS! Funny and emotionally involving, Dahl's novel is among my VERY FAVORITE!
Very good young person's novel describing the horrors of the holocaust (not in great detail) and the Nazi's attempt to obliterate an entire race of people. This story humanizes the experience but also does not linger on the horrorific. This is a wonderful piece of historical fiction perfect for students who have a slight understanding of Hitler's plan and its place in history but perhaps have questions that this somewhat delicately addresses.