The Magic Finger Hardcover – 1 Sep 1968
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A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero (David Walliams) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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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. See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
What is the book about?
A little girl who had a magic finger she turned her teacher in to a ratty mouse and her next door neighbours into animals too.
Who are the characters?
Mr and Mrs Gregg
Philip Gregg and a little girl next door.
Where is it set?
In a pretty house.
What is good about it?
That the magic finger only does some magic on some mean people. It is a funny story which made me laugh. It had a happy ending.
What is your favourite part?
When she tells the story of when she turned her teacher into a mouse.
Would you recommend this book?
Yes I would recommend it because lots of little boys and girls who like magic might want to read it.
my name is Ghazal and I found this book very nice to read and it was so nice . I could not leave my eyes out of the laptob till I finished it . I recommend everyone in the whole wild world to read it before they turn seven . I enjoyed all of the illustrations and drawings in the book .
I actually loved the shooting bit .
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This has been my favorite book ever since primary school. And I still love it.Published 11 days ago by Minos the Pleco
Another great Roald Dahl book, a relatively short one but amusing as always and there was a moral to the story.Published 22 days ago by J. O'Brien
The greatest children's author, a fantastic tale my kids 11 and 13 loved it.Published 1 month ago by M. S. Gibson
I choose 5* because I live that the change their was and do not shot ducks but there is a really funny that u should read.Published 1 month ago by Helen
A great story with a moral. Suitable for young junior school children although even my 5 year old grandson enjoyed it.Published 2 months ago by J grundy
My daughter is 7 and she loves this book. This is the first Dahl book she has read and I think we will be buying more in the future. It's easy to read with a captivating storyline. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ladydawnie
I thoght it was the best book ever !!!! It had epic description and used lots of vocabulary . All his books are amazing and epic.Published 5 months ago by Mrs T.