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Roald Dahl: George's Marvellous Experiments

Written by Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Part of the Roald Dahl Series

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Roald Dahl: George's Marvellous Experiments Review

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2017  A great collection of simple semi-scientific experiments perfect for curious children to do at home. In Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, the hero famously makes some evil potions to see off his horrible grandma. Now anyone can have a go. In this book there is a Foaming Fizzy Potion which will satisfyingly froth right up and out of the cup – just don’t try drinking it! And an equally disgusting Boogie Gloop which can be made to dance if set on a speaker with the music turned up to full volume. There’s also stuff to do with magnets, potatoes, worms and candy crystals and loads more. A sprinkling of Quentin Blake illustrations adds to the delight of this book. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Roald Dahl: George's Marvellous Experiments Synopsis

George Kranky created his own Marvellous Medicine to deal with his grizzly old grunion of a Grandma. You definitely can't do that at home (so don't even try!), but here's some amazing science that you can do!

From concocting home-made slime to creating your own volcano, these fun experiments are all easily done, following simple step-by-step instructions and using everyday household objects. Inspired by Roald Dahl's terrific tale, this is the book for budding young scientists everywhere! Each experiment is completely safe to do at home, and is broken up into simple, easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions.


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ISBN: 9780141375946
Publication date: 23/02/2017
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141375946
Publication date: 23rd February 2017
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Science
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks
Other Categories: Roald Dahl 100

About 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 &...

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