Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Dahl, Roald
New York : Puffin, 2004.
IL 3-6
ISBN 0142402532

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Matilda is magnificently smart, which gets her no credit for what she does. All her parents do is call her a cheater, liar and always put her down. One day she was just fed up with it, and something unimagable happens to her. What will come over Matilda’s discovery of herself?  (Britney Candice Betts, Mansfield Jr. Sr. High School)

Booktalk #2

A five-year wants her parents to love and care and understand her, but they are rude and treat her awful. They didn't want her to go to school or do anything fun or ordinary. She just wanted to be part of a regular loving caring family. Matilda soon discovers she has supernatural powers and begins to make adjustments in her life to make things better. This is a great book of suspense and courage for a little girl to learn how to survive the odds.  (Angie Newsom, College student)

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