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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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I love Roald Dahl, BUT... June 12 2003
By Feetsy
Format:Paperback
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 note. The subjects of cruelty and revenge are treated very cavalierly in this book, and as such, not all parents will find it suitable. It's important to ensure that if children do read this book, they understand that the things that George does are not to be translated into real life.
Though the subject of revenge on uncaring parents and teachers seems to be a common one for Roald Dahl, not all of his books contain material this extreme. There are many, many other wonderful books by Roald Dahl that young readers and parents alike may find more appealing. Perhaps a better suggestion would be "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," or "Matilda."
Roald Dahl is a masterful story-teller, and children tend to enjoy the fact that he is never condescending and always seems to be on "their side." With that in mind, this book may not be the best one for demonstrating his storytelling abilities and many parents would be best advised to look elsewhere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kari's Highlight Reel on Books March 15 2004
Format:Audio Cassette
GEORGE'S MAVELOUS MEDICINE
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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5.0 out of 5 stars George's Marvellous Medicine, Audiocassette June 4 2006
Format:Audio Cassette
I listened to this cassette while driving my 7 year old son to school, which is about a 20 minute drive each way. We both were drawn into the plot immediately and stayed with it as it grew, and grew. My son looked forward to hearing the next installment as we drove. We laughed and groaned all through the book. Richard Grant, who read the story, was wonderful, giving voices to the various characters. I highly recommend it for any car trip.
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5.0 out of 5 stars authors study June 9 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
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. He puts in shaving cream, animal pills, and other stuff like that. He gives it to his grandmother and .... Oh you do not want to know what happans nects, but if you do want to know read the book and find out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I majored in chemistry because of this book! Dec 5 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
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. I also reccommend the BFG.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I don't think so! Sept. 11 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I thought this book was funny, but not appropriate for children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Are You Ready For A Funny Book! April 1 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Do you like crazy stories? Read this book! April 1 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Have you ever thought of your grandma as big as your house? Well you can read George's Marvelous Medicine by Roahl Dahl? George doesn't like his grandmother because when both of his parents leave she bosses him around. George makes a medicine for his grandmother and when he stirs it, he says magic words. But he doesn't know what he is saying. My favorite character is George. George is my favorite because he makes a new medicine. My favorite part in the middle of the book is when Grandma rides the big horse. The pictures are amazing. In one of them you see Grandma sleeping in the barn on the hay and she doesn't even mind the rats! This book shows you how you can use your imagination. It also shows you that you should never make one of your parents cry. Grandma drinks another dose of medicine. What happens next? Read your way to the end and find out!
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