Matilda is a wonderful and well-known story about a young, gifted girl who is belittled and underappreciated by her family. When she goes to school and, along with the other children, faces the brute of a head teacher, Miss Trunchbull, she refuses to give in and shows courage by standing up to both her and her family. With the care and support of Miss Honey, Matilda’s loving teacher, she flourishes. Matilda hatches a plan to save her classmates from Miss Trunchbull’s punishments. The story shows that even though Matilda is small, she can make a difference by being courageous and using her special gifts along the way.