George's Marvelous Medicine

by Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl

Penguin Young Readers Group | August 16, 2007 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

George's Marvelous Medicine is rated 3.9091 out of 5 by 11.
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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Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101652993

ISBN - 13: 9781101652992

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boring George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl is written in a way that it would be interesting for children but it does not give a good message for them. George is trying to make a new medicine that will cure his old, annoying grandma, since the current medicine is not working. If this novel is read to children, they may believe that it is okay to create new medicines and trick their family members into taking it. George disliked his grandma, so it did not matter whether she exploded or died. The story is all about the ingredients for George's Marvelous Medicine, so it is fairly boring for older people. The audiobook is good, but I would not recommend anyone to read or listen to this particular story.
Date published: 2008-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Recipe For Murder I generally like books that are off the wall. I like Dahl's other stuff. But this one I have to take exeption to - especially because it is geared to 7-9 year olds. Basically the story glorifies George poising his crusty old grandmother. After George empties out the medicine cabinet, cleaning products, and household products (familiar to children) and cooks them over a stove, he gives it to his grandma in place of her regular 11:00 medicine. He wants to get rid of her. At the end she "disappears" - a nice stearile way of ending her life in the story. It's George's thoughts after he realizes she's gone that I find most haunting: "George didn't say a word. He felt quite trembly. He knew something tremendous had taken place that morning. For a few brief moments he had touched with the very tips of his fingers the edge of a magic world." Wouldn't this sound intriguing enough to try on someone in your own household if you were 7-9 years old? Maybe an annoying little sibbling that you would like to see disappear for a while?
Date published: 2008-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Recipe for Murder I generally like books that are off the wall. I like Dahl's other stuff. But this one I have to take exeption to - especially because it is geared to 7-9 year olds. Basically the story glorifies George poising his crusty old grandmother. After George empties out the medicine cabinet, cleaning products, and household products (familiar to children) and cooks them over a stove, he gives it to his grandma in place of her regular 11:00 medicine. He wants to get rid of her. At the end she "disappears" - a nice stearile way of ending her life in the story. It's George's thoughts after he realizes she's gone that I find most haunting: "George didn't say a word. He felt quite trembly. He knew something tremendous had taken place that morning. For a few brief moments he had touched with the very tips of his fingers the edge of a magic world." Wouldn't this sound intriguing enough to try on someone in your own household if you were 7-9 years old? Maybe an annoying little sibbling that you would like to see disappear for a while?
Date published: 2008-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Funny This is a really hilarious book. The ingredients made me laugh and so did the part when the cranky Grandma flew out of her chair after she had George's medicine. My grandma is nothing like George's grandma. That is a good thing. Every kid who likes to laugh would like this book.
Date published: 2006-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DID GEORGE MAKE A MEDICINE FOR A GREAT BOOK? hmmmm i was curious. why was his grandma so miserable? did she have a problem? well poor old george had enough! its kind of like me when people tell me to do stuff and i do it right. but then they say that i did it wrong. ronald dahl is an amazing author with descriptive writing. if you've read a book with no pictures by ronald, can't you paint yourself a picture in your head with his descriptive words! no wonder he's gotten so many rewards. but remember, theres always a moral in a story. i noticed that it was to be calm me people annoy you. dont try to get even or ther'yll be som problems. SO TRY TO BE A PEACE MAKER! =)
Date published: 2006-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG!!! this is one of the best book I ever read I want to read the rest of Roal Dahl's books...
Date published: 2005-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a cool book to read.Its about a little boy named George.I like the part when George's grandma goes through the roof. George uses some really gross stuff to make medicine for his grandma. If you are a comedian read this book!.
Date published: 2001-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book is so cool.You should get it.It is about a kid named George who has the meanest grandma ever! Grandama has to take her medicine at 11:00 a.m. and the medicine doesn't do a thing. George wants to make something for his grandma to help her to act nicer What is George going to do? I like the part when grandma goes through the roof.
Date published: 2001-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best book the book is about a boy who has an awful mean grandma who he hates and she hates well george's parents went out one eveing and george was thinkin i'm sick of all of this attitude i'm getting so he started to make a medicine to replace her old one,one that will make her happy nice and pretty he put evrything in that bowl and when the time came to take her medicine she took the teaspoon and gulped it down and something marvolous happent.................................
Date published: 2000-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I read Roald Dahl when I was a child and even now I would collect and read this marvellous author's work. George's Medicine proves to be too much for his grandmother and he does all sorts of crazy things trying to get the potion right. Hilarious and a feast for the imagination.
Date published: 2000-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from how i think g.m.m is It's about a boy with a cracky old grandma who made the boy a servent. He hates his grandma and decides to make a medicine. This medicine made the granny taller and taller the more she drank it. So his dad sees what's going on and decides to use it on his animals on the farm so he has more meat to sell to make money.
Date published: 1999-06-04

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George's Marvelous Medicine

by Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101652993

ISBN - 13: 9781101652992

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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!