Monday, 8 November 2010

7+: Georges Marvellous Medicine - Roald Dahl

Release Date: 02/09/10


George's grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered-up mouth like a dog's bottom. Four times a day she takes a large spoonful of thick brown medicine, but it doesn't seem to do her any good. She's always just as horrid after she's taken it as she was before. So when George is left alone to look after her one morning, it's just the chance he needs...


I originally read this title a few years ago and enjoyed this book as George, the tales hero, invented a marvellous concoction that did all sorts of magical things.

As usual with Dahl, the tale is beautifully written, the characters something that children can identify with and backed with a sprinkle of the Dahl magic you get a story that will satisfy the young reader. All in a great story and when backed with a hardback finish one that will stand the test of multiple rereads which will most assuredly happen.

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