Matilda Wormwood's father thinks she is a little scab. Matilda's mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And Matilda's headmistress Miss Trunchbull?
Well, she is the worst of all. She is a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. As for Matilda, she is an extraordinary little girl with a magical mind - and now she is had enough.
So, all these grown-ups had better watch out because Matilda is going to teach them a lesson they will never forget.