What is in the book Matilda that makes it a favorite in Children's Literature? What is in the book Matilda that makes it a favorite in Children's Literature?

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As #2 establishes, it is all about the underdog. Matilda is a character who has everything going against her, yet somehow manages to rise up above impossible odds to achieve that happy ending. The way that she is able to use her intelligence and special power to bring justice to the "baddies" of the story, one of whom is perhaps the most...

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MY opinion is that kids like it because it is funny and educational at the same time. also agreeing with you ms.charelston because it has powers in it that most kids wish they could do if they had powers

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