George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

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George's grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered-up mouth like a dog's bottom. Four times a day she takes a large spoonful of thick brown medicine, but it doesn't seem to do her any good. She's always just as horrid after she's taken it as she was before. So when George is left alone to look after her one morning, it's just the chance he needs...

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. ‘Worms and slugs and beetley bugs. Delicious! You don't know what's good for you,' said George's horrendous witch-like Grandma. No wonder George concocted a ‘marvellous medicine' for the old hag! A lunatic story, with crazy exaggerated pictures.


George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

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George Kranky's Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine it will be. One that will either cure her completely ...or blow off the top of her head. WARNING: Do not try to make George's Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous.

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A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero. David Walliams

About the Author

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born in Wales of Norwegian parents – the child of a second marriage. His father and elder sister died when Roald was just three. His mother was left to raise two stepchildren and her own four children. Roald was her only son.

He had an unhappy time at school - at Llandaff Cathedral School, at St Peter’s prep school in Weston-super-Mare and then at Repton in Derbyshire.

Dahl’s unhappy time at school was to influence his writing greatly. He once said that what distinguished him from most other children’s writers was “this business of remembering what it was like to be young”. Roald’s childhood and schooldays are the subject of his autobiography Boy.

Since Roald Dahl’s death, his books have more than maintained their popularity. Total sales of the UK editions are around 37 million, with more than 1 million copies sold every year! Sales have grown particularly strongly in America where Dahl books are now achieving the bestselling status that curiously proved elusive during the author’s lifetime.

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96 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd June 2016




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