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The Magic Finger [Hardcover]

Roald Dahl
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Book Description

2 Sep 2010
The Magic Finger is something I've been able to do my whole life. I can't tell you 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...

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  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (2 Sep 2010)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0141333219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141333212
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 18.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Roald Dahl, the grand master of storytelling, tells you his tales in his own unique way. Listen as he relates the tale of the little girl whose tingling magic finger is one to beware – if she loses her temper.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers, despite his death in 1990, and total UK sales are 55 million worldwide! 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.

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was brilliant! 12 July 2001
By A Customer
This amazingly,funny book put together with Quentin Blake's Hilarious illustrations is the most imganitive book ever!In first person,the girl of all magic and power,has a finger.Well of course she has a finger but not an ordinary finger,a finger of magic.She,the girl,turned poor Mrs Winter into a hairy pussy cat! But before long something dreadful happened she turned the Greg family into a family of... Well don't be so upset,you can read it yourself you know!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Magic Finger 2 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
Once again a fabulous story from Roald Dahl. Both my children , 4 and 2 1/2 love this story . Really great and exciting read for adults and children alike.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming! 13 Sep 2010
By Jo
It's Roald Dahl Day today, and though I don't normally review children's books, I thought I would celebrate the writings of such a brilliant author by reviewing one of his books I loved as a child.

I was never much of a reader when I was a child. I didn't like it, I found it boring. I only discovered my love for reading as a teen, but as you all know, reading is required while at school. So I read whatever I was given to read grudgingly - that is until I discovered Fantastic Mr Fox and The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl. Those two books I could read over and over. I remember I even spent some of my free class play time listening to the audio book of The Magic Finger on the casette player. There was something just so wonderful about this story that kept me coming back again and again.

Now I've read it again as an adult, and the story of a family of hunters who grow wings after the little girl puts her magic finger upon them is just charming. It would be exciting and funny for the children, and the adults will enjoy seeing their children react to it. It's just such a great story!

I think it's brilliant how it's written. Right from the first page you can tell how brilliant Roald Dahl is at getting into a child's head; we find out the narrator is a girl, and the things she thinks are imporant for the reader to know; who her friends are, that they are boys and how old they are. A typical child introduction that is just perfect. What I also think is interesting is that we're never given the narrator's name. She's telling the story about what happened to the Gregg family, and though she played a part in it, it's not her story.

The language is simple enough for a child to understand, but yet still written in a way an adult can enjoy when reading with/to a child.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable and shocking 29 Sep 2010
A Kid's Review
This is what class Green 2 have to say about the book:

Mateusz: Amazing story which you can read to your parents at their bedtime!
Kion: This book is great. It's so extraordinary it's unbelievable.
Zahiya: My favourite part is when the teacher got some whiskers.
Aliyah: I wish I had a goldfish.
Aliyah again, actually a different Aliyah, the one that wears glasses: I like it when erm the girl put the finger on Mrs Winter.
Nisha: very shy but lovely girl; she's having a think about it!
Hanzalah: You know when the Miss Winter had whiskers and a bushy tail.
Summer: I wish it was: I wish had a bushy tail.
Miss Horsefall: A wonderful read for both old and young! Woohoo, that's a posh sentence!
Mrs Khela: I am sure once you have read this, you will want a magic finger of your very own; unfortunately not sold by Amazon, otherwise I would be first in the queue to buy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What cam you say?? 21 Nov 2013
By judern
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have bought this book to put in my granddaughters Christmas stocking- she will just love it - as her father and uncles did before her!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roald Dahl Magic 2 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
It's lovely to hear this brilliant story actually read by Roald Dahl. My 7 year old son loves it. We have the book too and my son has been encouraged to read the book by listening to the story.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 14 Feb 2010
My 7yr old son loved this funny book. Only a short book so we read it in 2 nights before bedtime. Great story and a good introduction to Roald Dahl.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 15 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My daughter loves Ronald Dahl books it was good but not as good as his other ones but it was funny and she liked it so I recommend this book
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 28 days ago by Aestival
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
It's not one of his best books very short a point that should be valued I think a magic finger could go further than he wrote I thought it a bit scarce I'm not sure why but the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Emma Metcalfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny story superbly presented
Great story as you would expect beautifully illustrated. This would make a good present for a child as it is a pleasure to own such a nice book
Published 2 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars great buy
Great book for my 7 year old. The humour kept him interested in the story. Would definitely recommend. Especially if your child is reading Roald Dahl books in school.
Published 3 months ago by sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Good choice
This book is also for my cousin's stepdaughter, she is very girly and loves it keeps hoping her finger will become magical.
Published 4 months ago by Kathleen
4.0 out of 5 stars The magic finger by roald dahl
I really like this book because it is existing
You can let your mind run free because of the book
Published 4 months ago by Knoxcottage
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story
my son and I enjoy this story very much, it was very funny and both of us laugh our head off
Published 5 months ago by tessa
3.0 out of 5 stars It was good but
"...not as good as Charlie and the Chocolate factory" said my 2 year old daughter, Ava. Well worth a read.
Published 5 months ago by Daniel Gibbons
5.0 out of 5 stars My Niece loved it
I gave it to my niece as a gift as trying to get her into the reading culture and had loved it as a child. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mweembe
5.0 out of 5 stars another dahl winner
can't go wrong with roald dahl. children love his books. not sure who enjoys this one more - my grandson or me
Published 5 months ago by kate siebert
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