The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

The Magic Finger

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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The story of an unusual little girl who has magical powers. When someone makes her angry, she zaps a punishment on them with her magic, flashing finger!

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. When the heroine of this short book gets cross her magic finger turns the family who shoot ducks INTO ducks so that they discover what it is like to be hunted. Funny and serious at the same time.


The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognizable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork.

Every Saturday morning the Greg family goes off to shoot animals and birds. But the girl who lives next door hates hunting. Now it's made her so angry she's Put the Magic Finger on Them All. And very strange things have begun to happen...

And now you can listen to The Magic Finger (with the Minpins) and other Roald Dahl audio books read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy sound effects from Pinewood Studios!

Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting Twit or Miss! inspired by the revolting Twits.


'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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64 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd June 2016




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