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George's Marvelous Medicine (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

George's Marvelous Medicine (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

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George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.


George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a typically wicked Dahl outing, a lad named George does away with his nasty grandmother by giving her a concoction that he brews from a mixture that includes shampoo, shaving cream and floor polish. Ages 7-11. (Sept.)
Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Knopf includes George's Marvelous Medicine and Fantastic Mr. Fox in its roster of handsomely redesigned hardcover Roald Dahl reissues. In the first novel, George comes up with a potion to improve the mood of his grumpy grandma; the second centers on the efforts of farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean to catch the titular thief. Both feature Quentin Blake's original illustrations and include an interview with the author. (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Can it be twelve years since Roald Dahl died? Thankfully, his books live on�and very nicely, too, in this revised edition. The marvelous story is intact, as are Quentin Blake's equally marvelous pen-and-ink sketches, which were always a perfect marriage to Dahl's words. What has been added is a brief interview with Dahl in 1988 that touches on his writing habits. It's as good an excuse as any to reintroduce a new generation to young George and his adventures with his grizzly old grunion of a granny. Eight-year-old George has been left in charge of this elderly horror for a few hours, with instructions not to forget to give Grandma her medicine at eleven. When Grandma begins to browbeat him again, George decides to really give her some medicine. His intentions are honorable, of course. Maybe his medicine will turn the old bag into a nice granny. It doesn't, but the concoction George invents does have wonderful effects. This is Dahl at his subversive best. Do share the book with every youngster in sight as soon as possible! 2002 (orig. 1981), Knopf,
— Kathleen Karr
Children's Literature - Helen Pavick
Roald Dahl promises to delight young readers in this colorful account of how George, a boy perpetually harassed by his wicked grandmother, seeks revenge by concocting a "special" medicine just for her! George is not quite prepared for the consequences he "stirs up," and he loses control of the situation within a matter of seconds. The results are hilarious, as the chickens start laying gigantic eggs, farm animals become huge, and his parents come home to see Grandma growing through the roof! Fans of Roald Dahl will recognize in George's Marvelous Medicine the magical writing style that earned him the title "one of the most beloved storytellers of our time," and will find themselves cheering for George as he flounders through all kinds of crazy antics. 1997 (orig.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Richard E. Grant performs this reading of Roald Dahl's tale (Puffin, pap. 1998) with an appropriately British accent. Fully-voiced, the production is expressive and pleasing, making a great story an even better read-aloud. As George seeks a cure for his grandmother's grumpiness, his creative elixir produces surprising results. Listeners will appreciate the humor, suspense, and resolution in this silly plot so typical of Dahl's writing. Appropriate for listening centers, reading classes, literature studies and general circulation, the length and reading level of this title will be appreciated by those who work with reluctant readers. Consider this purchase essential for libraries with audio collections.-Kirsten Martindale, Buford Academy, GA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Turtleback Books
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Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Roald Dahl is considered one of the most beloved writers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including The Witches and Matilda, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 13, 1916
Date of Death:
November 23, 1990
Place of Birth:
Llandaff, Wales, England
Place of Death:
Oxford, England

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George's Marvelous Medicine 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book.It is very funny and hilarious.Also my mom like it.My favorite part was when the grandma said to George to not to grow and eat cabbage instead of chocolate.I enjoyed this book. By: A third grader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absoloutly LOVE this book. I still think it is unique, creative, and funny and I am ten. But like many, I have some concerns on the meaning. I am not sure I like the part encourging (did I spell that right?) Kids to use poisen and chemicals to make medison. FROM: A Roald Dahl lover
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love George's marvelous medicene because it is funny. I love Roald Dahl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wanted to get revenge? That is what George does in George's Marvelous Medicine. He takes it to the next level and makes a digusting medicine and gives it to a family member. This book will keep you on your toes and you won't put it down. This is a perfect book for your book club, school class, or just alone. READ IT TODAY!
Guest More than 1 year ago
hahahahaha!!! i read this book in the 6th grade!!! it was awesome!!!! highly recomended!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When my friend gave me the book i thought it was a joke but it ia truly amazing when i gave the sumary to him he had a mistuves smile so now i smell my food befor i eat it so i dont get posoned and i wush i had never given him the sumary o like all of his books and i read most of them for the read to the rythem program at my local library i want to read them all i have only read 2 books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Roald Dhal is a a very good authoor
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have onw where he meets Captainsteven and MCGuy and LHT and Kitsune visit other games
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Last part will be part 25.STORY: Next morning was dreadful. I just hated something for some reason. "Jacob, come here please," I said. "Yeah?" He said. "Pack your bags, your leaving," I said. He packed, said good-bye, and left. I flopped down on the couch. What to do, I thought. So I watch TV. Herobrine comes over. "What's on TV?" He asked. "I don't know," I said. LS comes down. She squeals. "It's OK, we're bros now," I said. I honestly don't have a clue. Then a guy named CaptainSteven came on. There was a girl but I forgot her name. Oh well, I'll look it up. HEY GUYS, IM RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS. SO NEXT IS AT HUNGER GAMES.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how funny this book is!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My group and i are reading this book now so far it is good and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny book stupid grandma
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever so i am going to save you some money. This book is about when george have to stay with his wicked grandmother. He have to give her her medicine. Since george hate his cruel grandma he made his own medicine that will help take away her cruelness so he found everything in the house with a pig pot and dumped every thing in there like shampoo and animal medicine. When george gave her the medecine his granmother grew taller and taller untill she shot out into the roof when george parents came and saw george grandma the was suprised also i forgot to tell you that before george gave his grandma the medicine he tested it on one of his dads chicken so when his parents came home his gather was excited because the animals would cost a fourten so he asked george to make more and his mother wanted to make her mother smaller and when george redused it his grandma became only 1 inch. Yah can thank me by becoming my nook friend thank you:) :>:]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for ages 6-9 year olds. - :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i was a little kid this book meant everything to me. I did a book report on it in 2nd grade. It's reslly fun and creative. FROM: A 5th grader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing i love this one the most
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i think it is amazing lauren
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutey love this amazing book because it is about a young little boy who looks after his grandma and makes her this revolting medicine! what makes it so revolting is the fact that he puts animal pills and allsorts in it ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why are people suggesting people are going to do what happens in this book must be helicopter parents. (Thats when a parent worries to much about their children).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Roald Dahl. My favorite is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, then Fantastic Mr. Fox, then George's Marvelous Medicene. After that is Matilda. Roald Dahl is an amazing author! But I don't really like The Magic Finger. I suggest reading the english version, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny book. Wanted to keep reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book writer ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it so much and george reminds me of me. I remember the time i mixed together toothpaste shampoo and soap when i was little!