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George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

George's Marvellous Medicine (1980)

by Roald Dahl

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Summary: George is home with his grouch of a grandma. Her grouchiness is constantly there, and he wants to fix it. George then makes a magic medicine to cure her of her grouchy attitude. ( )
  mloya | Feb 28, 2016 |
Roald Dahl books are always interesting, humorous, and imaginative, and this one is no exception. The plot is funny and fast-paced, which keeps children's interest heightened. The silliness of the book offsets the possibly questionable actions of George (making his grandma disappear!), and keeps kids engaged until the end.

FANTASY: George creates a magical potion that causes people to turn into giants, shrink, and even disappear.
USE IN THE CLASSROOM: 1) This book could be used as part of an author study. Roald Dahl wrote many exciting and kid-friendly books, so this could be used as an introduction to some of his work. 2) This story could be used to talk about right and wrong-- was George justified in giving magic medicine to his mean grandma?
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  cmcmahon14 | Feb 17, 2016 |
George’s grandmother is a really nasty piece of work. One day, George is left on his own to look after her, and after being nagged once too often, he decides to get revenge and using various items he finds lying around the house, he creates a disgusting potion to give to her in place of her usual medicine.

Here’s where the fun really begins as the medicine has all sorts of different effects on Grandma - George must try to make medicine to make her shrink again. He mixes and blends and combines the various ‘ingredients’ he used in his original blend to try to find a cure, but this might prove difficult…

In the days of ‘PC gone mad’ I’m sure there are plenty of people who frown upon this story, although the book does contain a message in the front just before the story starts warning children not to try making their own medicine at home! As an adult, I love the dark nature of Dahl’s stories. This one is one of my favourites so far! ( )
  Bagpuss | Jan 17, 2016 |
(and don't tell, but me and my cousin tried to recreate the potion at our grandma's home when we were ten!) ( )
  CathCD | Jan 16, 2016 |
This book is a very comical and easy to read chapter book and is perfect for children who are being introduced to chapter books. The story overall is so captivating and entertaining that it urges them to keep reading. I think that this book is a must have in a classroom. I would love to do an author/illustrator study on Roald Dahl and have a unit where we read all of his books.
  sierragriggs | Dec 18, 2015 |
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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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