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George's Marvelous Medicine [Paperback]

Roald Dahl , Quentin Blake
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Book Description

Aug. 21 2007
A taste of her own medicine.

George is alone in the house with Grandma. The most horrid, grizzly old grunion of a grandma ever. She needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her grouchiness. A special grandma medicine, a remedy for everything. And George knows just what to put into it. Grandma's in for the surprise of her life—and so is George, when he sees the results of his mixture!

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From Publishers 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.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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5.0 out of 5 stars Are You Ready For A Funny Book! April 1 2003
By A Customer
Can you imagine having a grandmother that is as tall as a house? Well, that's what happens in George's Marvelous Medicine by, Roald Dahl. Well, the book is about George's grandmother getting larger because George gets all the stuff he can find and puts it in his grandmother's medicine. I like this book because you can see the grandmother getting bigger and bigger. The author's point of writing this is to entertain because that would never happen to your grandmother. I have one last question. Do you think George's grandmother is going to get bigger or shrink? Read and find out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kari's Highlight Reel on Books March 15 2004
Format:Audio Cassette
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.
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George's Marvelous Medicine - Roald Dahl
Illustrated - Quentin Blake Revied by Bonnie F. age8
Did you ever live with a grumpy crazy old grandma? George did. 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!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Taste of her Own Medicine!!! Feb. 28 2001
Meet George. He's young, he's bright, he's kind. He also lives at home with his horrible grandmother, a woman so awful that only the great imagination of Roald Dahl could have conceived her (she may even be WORSE than Mrs. Twit!! Hard call on that one...).
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!
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The name of the book I read and couldn't put down was Georges Marvellous Medicine, the author was Roald Dahl and the illustrator is called Quentin Blake. I found the book very interesting, the use of words were brilliant also there were some great keywords, I find that when I read books especially Roald Dahls I look for the interesting words when I read the book and when I read the Marvellous Medicine the book had alot of interesting words in which made the book more exciting. The book is about a young boy called George who lives on a farm with his mother, father and his dreadful grandmother, he loves his parents dearly but when it comes to his grandmother that is a completely different matter. She was absolutely horrible, she sat in her stupid armchair all day and everyday, she orders everybody around and expects everybody to revolve their lives around her. The story is mainly about George and his Grandmother and one day he decides to get her back for all the trouble she has caused him by making a new medicine for her, he puts allsorts of disgusting things in like lipstick, hair-dye, animal food and paint. When it's time for her 11'o'clock medicine he gave it her and then something really bad happens or maybe it's something really good which happens to his Grandmother, you'll have to read the book to find out. George is a nice boy and he helps around the house and farm he's a little angel. His Grandmother is absolutely horrible and she moans about the place being untidy and she doesn't even help. His mother doesn't play much of a part but she sounds like a nice charitable person, his father sounds like a demanding person but nice. I think that this story is great and that it is a book that I definately didn't want to put down, I would definately pass this book to another friend. It's a story for all ages and I gave it a fantastic 10/10.
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5.0 out of 5 stars George's Marvellous Medicine, Audiocassette
I listened to this cassette while driving my 7 year old son to school, which is about a 20 minute drive each way. Read more
Published on June 4 2006 by Elasti-Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars authors study
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 more
Published on June 9 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Role Models
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 more
Published on May 24 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars I majored in chemistry because of this book!
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 more
Published on Dec 5 2003
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't think so!
I thought this book was funny, but not appropriate for children.
Published on Sept. 11 2003
2.0 out of 5 stars I love Roald Dahl, BUT...
I don't think that this book is appropriate for all children. Parents who are conscientious about the kinds of things that their children read or watch on television should take... Read more
Published on June 12 2003 by Feetsy
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you like crazy stories? Read this book!
Have you ever thought of your grandma as big as your house? Well you can read George's Marvelous Medicine by Roahl Dahl? Read more
Published on April 1 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars another fantastic book by Roald Dahl
George's grandma is horrible. But smart George cooks up with a way to CURE his grandma. But things go wrong the book and you'll see why i recommend it. Read more
Published on Dec 23 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars A hilarious story
George's Marvelous Medicine tells of a miserable old grandmother who is constantly nagging poor George. Read more
Published on Aug. 5 2002 by Midwest Book Review
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay, so it's cruel, but...
...the abject cruelty in this story is one of its best points. It's a funny, funny, funny story for anyone who's ever thought about getting revenge on another person. Read more
Published on June 6 2002 by Penny Thoughtful
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