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The Magic Finger

Written by Roald Dahl

The Magic Finger Synopsis

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl is the story of little Lucy and the bad Greggs family. . . The Magic Finger is something I've been able to do all my life. I can't tell you just how I do it, because I don't even know myself. But it always happens when I get cross . . . and suddenly a sort of flash comes out of me, a quick flash, like something electric. It jumps out and touches the person who has made me cross . . . A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero David Walliams Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after a monumental bash on the head , sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990. Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved children's illustrators and it's impossible now to think of Roald Dahl's writings without imagining Quentin Blake's illustrations.

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141322681
Publication date: 4th September 2008
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 80 pages

About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER. Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.

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