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Excellent

Wonderfully written, super illustrations, just a f...

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Introduction When you get to my age there aren’t too many things left to excite you. Maybe that’s a cynical aberration based on a gentle descent into middle-age but if there are moments that can transport one back to earlier, halcyon days of childhood and lift the veil of advancing age then I...

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Super

Brilliant use of language and humour

George's way of speaking is a little grown-up to b...

“Growing is a nasty childish habit,” Grandma tells George. “Never grow up. Always down”. This Roald Dahl gem comes just pages into his book, George's Marvellous Medicine and I settled back onto the sofa more comfortably. I was in for a real treat here – this was Dahl at his best. There are a...

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Super

well written, fun to read

none for me

added to dooyoo 25/11/14 Now there can’t be many people in the UK of my age (35 isn’t old – despite what the kids I teach tell me) that can honestly say have never read a Roald Dhal book. I read this one many years ago and when the set of Dhal’s books were on sale at £16 via the book people as...

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Excellent

Imaginative and great fun

Might give naughty children ideas...

Any child who has been left to the tender mercies of a difficult elderly relative will immediately identify with Roald Dahl's hero, eight-year-old George. George's family have a farm and there are no friends around to play with at weekends. When his mum goes shopping one Saturday morning, George...

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Excellent

“Grizzly Old Grunion”

published 05/12/2002

Funny funny funny. Naughtiness gets its just deser...

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George's grandmother is a grizzly old grunion. George dreads being left alone with her when his mother goes shopping on a Saturday morning and if you knew his grandmother you really wouldn't blame him. She does nothing but criticise and get him into trouble by telling tales on him to his parents...

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Excellent

“George's Marvellous Medicine”

published 13/10/2009

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‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ was the first of Roald Dahl’s stories which we read to our eldest son. It’s the story of a little boy who has a real stinker of a grandmother. She’s rude and scary and bosses him around all the time. One day George’s mum and dad have both gone out, leaving him alone...

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Good

Fun for small children

Lacked a certain sparkle that other Dahl books hav...

An extract for George’s Marvellous Medicine was in a Roald Dahl Anthology that I was privileged to own when I was younger and was one of the things within it that I really liked reading. Because of this I was quite pleased when I discovered that my brother had the book in his Roald Dahl box set...

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Excellent

“Remedy for Kranky Grandma”

published 26/02/2005

Hilarious!

Could turn you off eating celery for life.

** Warning to Grandmothers ** If you are a grandmother and kind, you have nothing to fear from this book. If your behaviour towards your grandchildren is terrible, and you think they may have read this book, be afraid! Do not eat or drink anything that they have been near. That is my warning...

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Excellent

The entire book!

Absolutely nothing!

Hey people! I'm back, but this time, my review is on a book! Shock, horror I know, as my reviews are usually on films, but I have to say that this review is more dedicated to sirg0508 as she has recently done a couple of reviews on books she used to read as a child. It brought back so many...

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Super

Really funny,Children would love it.

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George's Marvelous Medicine is one of the many books which my little girl loves me to read to her as a bed time story. It is written by a well known children's author, Roald Dahl, the author of a number of best selling children's books,which include Matilda, The Twits and possibly the best known...

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Super

Humorous, intelligent, odd, quirky.

Creepy, no sense of law

When I was younger, I used to be a huge fan of Roald Dahl, although I could never for the life of me spell his name right. Each of his books has such an imaginitive yet realistic quality to it, you cannot help but wonder if the stories are real or not. Within George's Marvellous Medicine, we see...

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Excellent

Interesting plot; fantastic characters

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George lived on a farm miles away from anywhere so there were never any children to play with. He had the companion of pigs, hens, cows, sheep and... his grandmother. George's grandmother was unlike other lovely, kind and helpful grandmothers. His was a 'complaining, grousing, grouching (and)...

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Excellent

Its a really funny book to read

Gives children ideas

This for me is an all time favourite of mine. Roald Dahl captures the life of a young boy who gets stuck looking after his gramdma who is a witchy person and never does anything for herself apart from sit in her chair by the window all day ordering people around.she orders George aound so much...

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Excellent

“a marvelous medicin”

published 20/06/2009

brilliant story

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George lives on a farm with his mother, father and grandmother, George is a nice boy but he cant stand his Grandma and who can blame him she is the most rude and nasty woman you could ever imagine. Georges parents go out for the day leaving him at home to look after his Grandma, all morning his...

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Excellent

“the original home alone”

published 09/02/2005

good old family fun

my little bother now wants to try his own medicine...

my youngest brother josh loves his bedtime stories, so i dug out all my roald dahl books, something that brings back very happy memories, inventing my own type of sweets(charlie n chocolate family) wishing i could move things with my eyes(matilda) and being put off worm spaghetti for life(twits)...

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