|Original Publication date||1 October 1988|
| Preceded by|
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me (1985)
| Followed by|
Esio Trot (1989)
Matilda is a novel written by Roald Dahl in 1988. It centres around Matilda Wormwood, a remarkably intelligent 5 year old girl who obtains telekinetic powers which she uses to get revenge on the bullying adults in her life: her neglectful parents and her formidable headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.