Matilda in Scots

Matilda in Scots


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Translated by ANNE DONOVAN. Illustrated by QUENTIN BLAKE.

Matilda is the world's most famous bookworm, no thanks to her ghastly parents. Her father thinks she's a little scab. Her mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And her headmistress, Miss Trunchbull? She's the worst of all. She's a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. Despite these beastly grownups trying to push her down, Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a magical mind. And she's had enough. So all the terrible adults had better watch out, because she's going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget! This translation into Scots is a timely addition to the growing number of high quality books available to children and young people to read in the wonderfully rich and expressive Scots language.


Matilda Wormwidd’s faither thinks she's a wee scab. Matilda’s mither spends every efternoon at the bingo. And Matilda's Heidie, Miss Trunchbull? Weel, she's a muckle great bully, wha thinks aw her pupils are pizenous wee plooks and locks them in the dreided Chowker. As for Matilda, she's an extraordinar wee lassie wi a magical mind - and noo she's hud eneuch. So aw these grown ups hud better tak tent, because Matilda is gonnae teach them a lesson they'll no forget.

Product Details

Published: 25th July 2019
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 256 pages
ISBN: 9781785302350


Roald Dahl is one of the greatest 20th century children's storytellers, author of beloved works such as James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda.

Anne Donovan is the author of the short story collection, Hieroglyphics and other Stories (2001), and the novels, Buddha Da (2003), Being Emily (2008) and Gone Are The Leaves (2014), all published by Canongate. Buddha Da received a Scottish Arts Council Award, was nominated for the Dublin International IMPAC Award and won Le Prince Maurice Award in Mauritius in 2004. Anne’s latest book, Gone Are The Leaves, was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Literary Book of the Year Award.


Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal and taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours.


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