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George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

George's Marvellous Medicine (1980)

by Roald Dahl

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A lesser Dahl, but good fun nevertheless. Not perhaps one that ages with the reader as well as others. ( )
  therebelprince | Oct 30, 2018 |
Summary: This book is sort of a fantasy/surreal book about a boy named George who makes a medicine for his grandma. George’s grandma is very mean and he is stuck with her because his parents go out of town. He mixes all the medicines in his house and then feeds it to his grandma. Weird things start happening to her!
Opinion: I liked this book a lot as a kid and now. It’s really silly. It’s a creative book that I think most kids would like, especially boys! ( )
  KelseyGwozdz | Oct 2, 2018 |
A strange little story by Roald Dahl. As always, amusingly bizarre and fun! ( )
  melanieklo | Jul 25, 2018 |
The story is about eight-year-old George, who is left at home with his unpleasant grandmother while his mother goes shopping. Dahl acknowledges that most Grandmas are nice people, but this one is one of his classic nasty creations, who treats her grandson very badly. I read this aloud to my three-year-old grandson and he liked it so much that he asked for it again a day later.

The book quickly becomes silly, as George decides to make some new medicine, and fills a large pan with the contents of every bottle and can that he can find around the house. Each item is listed in some detail, much of which I skipped on my first reading aloud. The results are then bizarre, increasingly so towards the end.

Recommended as a read-aloud to any child who likes short chapter books with line drawings every few pages, and who appreciates the bizarre and absurd. Also good for fluently reading children; the intended readership is probably for those around seven to nine years old. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Aug 15, 2017 |
Children's books are too funny.

Stupid old grandma. She would be dead for realies if George's Marvellous Medicine was real. gah! ( )
  Shahnareads | Jun 21, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142410357, Paperback)

A taste of her own medicine.

George is alone in the house with Grandma. The most horrid, grizzly old grunion of a grandma ever. She needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her grouchiness. A special grandma medicine, a remedy for everything. And George knows just what to put into it. Grandma's in for the surprise of her life—and so is George, when he sees the results of his mixture!

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George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.

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Penguin Australia

6 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141311347, 0141805951, 014132273X, 0141807792, 014133732X, 0141335580

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