- Paperback: 128 pages
- Age Range: 7 years and up
- Publisher: Puffin (6 Sept. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 014132273X
- ISBN-13: 978-0141322735
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.9 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (411 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
George's Marvellous Medicine Paperback – 6 Sep 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
It is appropriate (and also sets children up for the devilish subversion, wordplay and childish havoc of longer Dahl books), with short chapters, pictures on almost every page, and a plot that catches them from the very beginning.
It was always one of my favourites - I DESPERATELY wanted to make the medicine, even if I knew I didn't have all of the ingredients George finds.
George is a good little boy, if a teeny bit mischievous, though it's quite obvious, even to my son, that his Grandma really is horrible and deserves everything she gets. The descriptions of her are marvellous, from her teeth to her puckered-up mouth. I gave her a bit of a witch's voice, which seemed to work. I did wonder if the section where she does start to speak as though she is magic was a little scary, but he seemed nonplussed. George himself makes the medicine but doesn't really himself change or grow in the story, he sparks it off and watches it take over. The ingredients are great (the names! the descriptions! a little over my son's head but I laughed as I read).
Of course, the scene of the 'medicine taking' is brilliant, he grinned from start to finish and loved the results. The short chapters work very well here, each leading to more exciting things ahead (this took us three bedtimes, though he would have had it in one if I could have managed it!).Read more ›
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...
Because of this exaggerated hyperbole (which is neither redundant nor repetitive), Roald Dahl's story of "George's Marvelous Medicine" cannot be taken seriously, which is exactly why it is so much fun. No way, not George and certainly not the reader, could possibly imagine what happens when grandmother gulps down her first spoonful of the new medicine. Dahl is not only inventive, he is irreverent, which is why he appeals to children and former children alike. Quentin Blake provides the illustrations, as he does for most of Dahl's stories, and the combination is beginning to seem as ideal as that between Carroll and Tennille. Like George's strange and wonderful adventure, reading Dahl's stories allows us to touch the edge of a magic world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived in good time.v Unfortunately when we got to 3/4 way through CD, the CD did not work! We did not finish story.Published 7 days ago by Sarah K Davies
Arrived quickly and really gorgeous book. Gift for my niece and she loved them!Published 11 days ago by Emily
I loved when she so went smaller and that her tummy was on fire!
I hated when she was big and bossy
I fort this book was going to bad but it turns aut that it was one of th best books I have ever readPublished 23 days ago by Kay O.
I dont feal good after that story,but I do want my groathspeart and do want to explode my grany now and I mean NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S I still want my medasin.