George's Marvellous Medicine Colour Edition Paperback – Oct 28 2014
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From 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 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
From School Library Journal
Grade 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, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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George's Marvelous Medicine is about a boy who has to deal with his old, ugly, skinny, grandmother. George couldn't deal with his grandmother any more. He came up with a plan to make a marvelous medicine. The ingredients he used were horseradish sauce, toothpaste, shaving soap, nail polish, hair remover, shoe cleaner, deodorant spray, lipstick, floor polish, and many other things.
Do you think this medicine will work? If it does work what do you think is going to happen to his grandmother? Well you'll have to read it to find out.
Illustrated - Quentin Blake Revied by Bonnie F. age8
Did you ever live with a grumpy crazy old grandma? George did.
So...one day when both his parents are out &George has to give his grandma her medicine,
he realizes his grandma's medicine just made her grumpier. So , he decides to make his own
medicine.To make his own medicine, he goes roaming around the house putting in anything
he was allowed to touch. If you want to find out what happens, read the book!! I would recommend this book to children ages five & up who love fiction because this
is some of the best fiction ever written by one of the best fiction writers in the world in my opinion !! I've noticed a silly message: if you're dealing with a grumpy old grandma, you can be a little creative... just like George was!!
I liked when George sang that stupid song because after I read it I laughed my fool head off!! I think this is the perfect book for children that like to laugh!
If you like this book you can read his other books too!!
She really is terrible. "She was a selfish grumpy old woman. She had pale brown teeth and a small puckered-up mouth like a dog's bottom" (how's THAT for descriptive??). What's more, she's perfectly dreadful to George. She hurls astonishing verbal abuses at him, tells him terrible, frightening lies (like eating beetles and caterpillars is supposed to be good for him) and scares him half to death with her piercing stare and strange tales, "I know a great many secrets... Some of us know secrets that would make your hair stand straight up on end and your eyes pop out of their sockets..."
She is, in short, profoundly disgusting.
However, she is also old and feeble and requires a daily dose of brown medicine. One day, when left alone with her, George decides to cook up a NEW sort of medicine for her. So, he fetches the BIGGEST pot he can find and begins to put EVERYTHING (and I do mean EVERYTHING!) he can find into it. Including (but hardly limited to) a quart of brown glossy paint to disguise it as grandma's regular medicine.
The results are astonishing and truly Dahl. Grandma undergoes an astonishing transformation and the already-quick pace of the book gets even quicker!!
Though short, "George's Magnificent Medicine" is an absolute laugh riot the whole way through. Rarely do I laugh out loud when I read, even if the story is very funny. However, where THIS book is concerned, I was howling!Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Would a seven or eight year old boy enjoy this book? Absolutely. It's about a boy with a grandma, and about mixing a concoction that will fix things, and about seeing strange... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stephen Park
another amazing book by roald dahl! this book is hilarious! the story has that familiar roald Dahl magic and has a story that has a vibe indicating that you would be dying to see... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Constantinos Demopoulos
I listened to this cassette while driving my 7 year old son to school, which is about a 20 minute drive each way. Read morePublished on June 4 2006 by Elasti-Mom
We like George's Marvelous Medicine because, George makes a medicine for his grandmother because her other medicine did not work. Also because, how creative he was. Read morePublished on June 9 2004
George's Marvelous Medicine is full of characters who lack character. George is mistreated by his grandmother, so he resorts to doing something mean to get back at her. Read morePublished on May 24 2004
I read this book when I was around 8 and LOVED it. Became totally obssessed and started making my own mixes in the bathroom. It still cracks me up to this day. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2003