Matilda by Roald Dahl [U.S. FIRST EDITION / 1988]
U.S. FIRST EDITION  THE VIKING PRESS
Later [38th] printing. First edition w/ illustrations by Quentin Blake.
Hardcover with dust jacket; near mint / like new.
Who put superglue in Dad's hat? Was it really a ghost that made Mom tear out of the house? Only sweet, gentle Matilda knows. Because she's the one playing all the jokes! She's a genius with idiot parents—and she's having a great time driving them crazy. But at school things are different. At school there's Miss Trunchbull, two hundred pounds of kid-hating bully. Pull a trick on "The Trunchbull" and she'll string you up. Get rid of The Trunchbull and you'll be a hero for every kid in Crunchem Hall. But that would take a superhuman genius. Or may a sweet, gentle—crafty—genius?