Image of the Matilda audiobook cover.

Matilda – The Movie and the Book

a screenshot of a Matilda movie gif set
a screenshot of a Matilda movie gif set

If you can’t read the text…

Mr Wormwood: What is this trash you’re reading?
Matilda: It’s called ‘Moby Dick’ by Herman Melville
Mr Wormwood: Moby WHAT!?
Mr Wormwood: This is FILTH!

In the movie, they had Matilda read Moby Dick because who can resist a good dick joke right???
What did she actually read in the book though? The Red Pony by John Steinbeck.



We’ve got a lovely telly with a twelve-inch screen and now you come asking for a book! You’re getting spoiled, my girl!”
― Mr Wormwood, Matilda by Roald Dahl

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