Matilda is the story of a very intelligent and patient young girl, who is always misunderstood by her dimwit parents and her headmistress. Summary The story is about Matilda Wormwood, a prodigy and an extraordinary child with telekinetic powers and amazing talent and intellect. She is adored by teacher, Miss Honey, and her friends at school. But she is sadly always misunderstood by her unpleasant parents who think she is a foolish girl, always playing pranks on others. The school's hostile headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, also despises Matilda and is always looking for an opportunity to punish her. Fortunately, Matilda has the inner resources to deal with such annoyances. Will she be able to deal with her demons? About Roald Dahl Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet and a screenwriter. He is referred to as one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century. Dahl's works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, George's Marvellous Medicine and The BFG.