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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; First Edition edition (21 May 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224019015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224019019
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,130,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author.

His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. Some of his better-known works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The BFG.

He died in November 1990.

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"This is the perfect book for young readers who have developed a taste for reading about gruesome and wicked things" (Big Issue Scotland)

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Classic Dahl in an enticing, collectable new format.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By G. McIntyre on 10 Nov. 2009
Format: Paperback
George's marvellous medicine book review.

George is a thrilling, wonderful boy who had to put up with a grumpy, old, lazy Grandma who always bosses him about.
He then had an amazing idea so he could get his own back!
He decided to make a marvellous medicine and it worked, but very weirdly!
Suddenly the old, lazy Grandma started screaming and steam came out of her waxy ears and then she shot up like a rocket into the air!
No wonder that happened after what George had put in.
He put in shampoo to pig pills, and nit cream to shoe polish!
Mr. Kranky is George's dad and he is sometimes off his head unlike his mum Mrs Kranky. She is quite strict but sometimes fun!
I think this story is a very fun one so I give it...
4 Stars

Molly
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Mar. 2006
Format: Paperback
I remember my first year of primary school, my teacher read the class this book. After that i was hooked i went out and got my parents to buy me the book as soon as my teacher read the last few pages! Now being 17 im still fascinated at how thrilling and outrageous the book is but everytime i read it, it has me hooked till the last page. i recommend this book to any adult that has children or just to the adults themselves!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By h e k hickey on 21 Feb. 2014
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My Granny Richards read George's Marvellous Medicine to me when I was seven and I really liked it. I enjoyed it even more when we read it in class when I was nine-years-old. My favourite part was when George made the medicine with awful ingredients like slugs, snails, paint, animal pills, medicine, toothpaste, shampoo and all sorts of other disgusting, foul liquids. I used to make potions too when I was younger, and I got some great ideas from George on how to improve my magic potions (which I would make at night when I should have been in bed!).

The funniest drawing in the book is on page 87 when George gave a chicken the marvellous medicine which caused the chicken's neck to grow longer and longer and even longer. It looked very funny.

I've read many Roald Dahl books, and I liked this one but not as much as Fantastic Mr Fox (my favourite).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By I. A. Eaton on 15 Oct. 2012
Format: Paperback
"George's Marvellous Medicine" by Roald Dahl .The number 1 storyteller!
Roald Dahl has written lots of books in his career and this is a children's favorite.
I read this book because someone told me it was a best seller. After I looked on Amazon, read all the reviews and I started to get more interested.
Surprise! It was my 10th birthday and a friend gave the book to me as birthday present.

FABULOUS!

It was about a boy called George who was very clever and had astonishing creative skills. His Grandma was a mean old grumbler, so for a punishment he decided to put his skills to the test and to make his own medicine! Literally sending grizzly Grandma through the roof! George made a thick, gooey, brown, bubbly liquid. (Medicine) which he gave Grandma on a spoon.
This book was inspiring and creative and will capture the imagination of any child who reads this book. It will make you laugh and it will send you off to bed in a good and happy mood!

It was a brilliant read couldn't put the book down!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Manolo Beraha on 19 Feb. 2014
Format: Paperback
This book is about George who is 8 years old. He has a nasty, horrible Grandma. Grandma always wants George to eat mountains of cabbage 3 times a day with slugs, worms and caterpillars, but George is very afraid. Then George has a good idea, he's going to make some magic medicine to get rid of Grandma.
I really liked it when Grandma became gigantic and crashed through the roof. It was also pretty funny when George's father told Grandma to shut up. If I were George I would just go to the store and buy a catapult and blast her off to the sky. That would be a good revenge.
I would recommend this book to any of my good friends because the book was really really super and it was really really funny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katherine hearn on 24 Feb. 2014
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George 's marvellous medecine is very interesting and George has lots of character. That old grandma who is dozing in her chair by the window opened one wicked little eye. The medicine that George made by throwing lots of yucky things in a pot made that old grandma grow and pop out of the roof .George made the medicine because he had enough of that old grandma who told him what to do. The book was written by Roald Dahl and I like his books very much. I think that you should buy the book because it is very good your children would love it.It's for children who have lots of imagination and like doing naughty things. By Tatti

I first heard the story of George's Marvellous medicine on a CD and really enjoyed it. Our English teacher gave it to us to read in class and I thought it would be fun and enjoyable to read. George's mummy went shopping in the village and told George not to forget to give grandma her medicine. George decided to make his own medicine because he didn't like his grandma. His grandma was not a nice person and she was very bossy and grumpy with George. George wanted to make a potion to sort her out. He put a whole bunch of things like make up,washing up liquid, and animal pills. He mixes it all together and gives it to his granny. The grumpy old granny drinks the potion and she starts to grow HUGE and BIGGER and BIGGER until she SHOOTS through the roof. By George
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