Matilda Characters Summary and Study Guide The Characters. Matilda Wormwood is the main character in the story, and of the Matilda characters she is (by far) the most likable. At the beginning of the novel, we are introduced to Matilda as a 4 1/2-years old who possesses an intellect far above her years. Dahl even goes so far as to describe her as a "child-genius and prodigy." (p.Author: Elizabeth Wistrom Character Profile Worksheet to Support Teaching on Matilda Character Profile Activity Sheet to Support Teaching on Matilda. To save a resource you must first Join or Sign In. These helpful templates will get your class thinking about the fine details of the vividly drawn main characters in this fantastic story. This resource is available in Standard.5/5(3)Brand: Twinkl Matilda lessons - Roald Dahl Matilda lesson plans. Matilda is one of Roald Dahl's best-known stories. The story of the little girl with a big brain and mysterious magical powers, her kind teacher Miss Honey and her formidable Headmistress Miss Trunchbull has entertained parents and children alike for generations since it was first published in 1988. If you're feeling..