GEORGES MARVELLOUS MEDICINE BOOK
Buy the book. George's Marvellous Medicine. Chapter One. Grandma. I'm going shopping in the village,' George's mother said to George on Saturday morning. George's Marvellous Medicine book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. George's Grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish old. George's Marvellous Medicine is a book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. First published in , it was praised for its humour, but was.
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George's Marvellous Medicine: resourceone.info: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake: Books . George's nasty old grandma needs teaching a lesson, and he decides the best remedy is a special home-made medicine. George's Marvellous Medicine was published in have some fun with some super science from the upcoming George's Marvellous Experiments book.
She scares George by saying that she likes to eat insects and he wonders briefly if she's a witch. To punish her for her regular abuse, George decides to make a magic medicine to replace her old one. He collects a variety of ingredients from around the family farm including deodorant and shampoo from the bathroom, floor polish from the laundry room, horseradish sauce and gin from the kitchen, animal medicines, engine oil and anti-freeze from the garage, and brown paint to mimic the colour of the original medicine.
After cooking the ingredients in the kitchen, George gives it as medicine to his grandmother, who grows as tall as the house, bursting through the roof.
When his grandmother doesn't believe it was George who made her grow so tall, he proves it by feeding the medicine to one of his father's chickens, which grows ten times its original size. Kranky return home and can't believe their eyes when they see the fattest chicken ever and the grandmother. George's father grows very excited at the thought of rearing giant animals so that they can end world hunger, and his family will be rich and famous.
He has George feed the medicine on the rest of the farm's animals, causing them to become giants as well. However, his grandmother begins complaining about being ignored and stuck in the roof, so Mr. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about George's Marvellous Medicine , please sign up.
They do not sell books or provide links to e-books. What type of Medicine is this? Maryam It's not a "Medicine" like pills or actual medicine doctors give you, it's just stuff from a garage and a laundry room or bathroom e.
And he mixed …more It's not a "Medicine" like pills or actual medicine doctors give you, it's just stuff from a garage and a laundry room or bathroom e. And he mixed it all up and boiled it. See all 12 questions about George's Marvellous Medicine…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews.
Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. When I was twelve years old I gave a mini presentation to my English class about this book.
I was terribly insulted.
She went after me and gave her presentation o When I was twelve years old I gave a mini presentation to my English class about this book. She went after me and gave her presentation on The Golden Compass which she said, whilst looking at me, with her nose up in the air, was a book for adults.
Her mum had read it after all. That could be uncomfortable. This is a fun little story. It shows us that children can get their own back on adults who mistreat them; it shows us that people can only be pushed too far before they snap back. He felt quite trembly. He knew something tremendous had taken place that morning.
George's Marvellous Medicine
For a few brief moments he had touched with the very tips of his fingers the edge of a magic world. George is the voice of the little guy; he is the voice of a boy who learnt how to stand up for himself, and finally got his own back on those that were just that little bit too mean to him. And in the process he does some good too. View all 24 comments. As an adult, I find George to be quite the monstrous little demon as he joyfully poisons grandma.
Sure, the lady is grumpy and rude I worry for George's parents, should they ever displease the little psychopath. Now, George says he just wants to make her better medicine.
It's all a cover-up. Even at eight, you'd know whether or not adding s Well Even at eight, you'd know whether or not adding shoe polish and soap and paint and bottles and bottles of animal medicine would help or hurt your grandmother. Sure, he did accidentally create magic. It's really cute that the chickens grew and shrank under his "meds" BUT I'm on to him. Someone needs to monitor the young serial killer.
Blog Instagram Twitter View all 12 comments. Jan 16, Miriam rated it really liked it Shelves: I rather sympathized with little George, a basically good, polite, and obedient boy who does his best to please his fickle and ill-tempered granny, to no avail.
If I could get away with dosing my nearest but not-dearest with a dollop of George's Marvelous Medicine -- well, I better take the Fifth on that topic.
My attitude probably will not reassure adults who fret that undiscerning young readers may be inspired to emulate George's Graham Young ways, but this book is so crazy that I wouldn't be I rather sympathized with little George, a basically good, polite, and obedient boy who does his best to please his fickle and ill-tempered granny, to no avail. My attitude probably will not reassure adults who fret that undiscerning young readers may be inspired to emulate George's Graham Young ways, but this book is so crazy that I wouldn't be inclined to worry that children would take it as a life lesson.
Unless you think your kid wants you dead; in that case, yeah, I wouldn't give him or her this book. You should maybe also not leave your 8-year-old home alone to cook for and medicate invalids, except in case of emergency note: But all's well that ends well, I guess.
Unless you're Granny. View all 8 comments.
I am currently trying to read all of Roald Dahl's books since he is such a phenomenal writer. This book was no exception. It was creative and mystifying.
The concept was unique and very captivating and the book left me with wanting to read more. George's grandma bosses him around. George can't stand his grandmother and how she always treats him badly, so he decided to make a magic medicine to replace his grandma's normal medicine. He goes around his home and collects a variety of ingredients tha I am currently trying to read all of Roald Dahl's books since he is such a phenomenal writer.
He goes around his home and collects a variety of ingredients that are not food. He then adds brown paint to make the color the same as the original medicine.
When George gives the medicine to his grandma she blows up, like a large balloon.
Her stomach was on fire. She keeps growing and becomes as tall as the house and she bursts through it.
He then tests it on one of his father's chickens, which does the same thing. His father becomes very excited when he sees the chicken and gets the idea of having huge animals.
They use the rest of the medicine on the farm animals, causing them to grow too. George's father decides that they should make more of the medicine and sell it to farmers around the world and create more large animals.
When George attempts to recreate his medicine, he is unsuccessful at remembering the ingredients. The fourth try at the medicine has the opposite effect of the first medicine; making animals small.
The Grandma sees the cup of medicine that George was testing before and drinks the entire cup. This causes her to shrink so much she vanishes. This is where the book ends a little abruptly. View all 4 comments.
George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl - review
Something silly happens to her when she takes it. I'm unsure where my lack of love for this title stemmed from. Please tell me I'm not the only one who used to spend their bath-time making 'potions' by mixing all the shampoos and bubble bath within reach into a jug??
That is basically what George does, in this story, only with more severe consequences. George was a book I was familiar with, but never a childhood favourite of mine. I can recall repeated readings of this book, but I believe this was more due to my adoration for the author rather t I'm unsure where my lack of love for this title stemmed from.
George's Marvellous Medicine
I can recall repeated readings of this book, but I believe this was more due to my adoration for the author rather than the story, itself. Rereading it as an adult, and without the whole-hearted nostalgia that other of his titles had produced, made me a little more critical of the story.
I am not in the age range to fully appreciate the story but can still do so for the appeal it would have held to others. I can also still look back on it fondly, if not with the blind love that other titles have produced. View 2 comments.
I really like Roald Dahl but this book I wouldn't let my child read it. Introducing the idea into a child's head to create a concoction to add to a liquid medicine someone is currently taking is not something I want to do. I also didn't like the language in the book. For example, here are some of the lines Grandma said, "Mummy's as stupid as you are", "you're a nasty little maggot" "you're a lazy and disobedient little worm", "oh you horrible little boy, you disgusting l Mmmm.
For example, here are some of the lines Grandma said, "Mummy's as stupid as you are", "you're a nasty little maggot" "you're a lazy and disobedient little worm", "oh you horrible little boy, you disgusting little worm", "You're lying as usual", "I always knew you were a selfish pig" Things dad says to grandma, "shut up, grandma" "Don't listen to the old goat" "she's a pain in the neck" Then when grandma is about to drink the medicine that will kill her at this point, Mom and george are trying to get her to not take it ,Dad says, "of course its for you Grandma Kranky said grinning hugely, "lovely tea.
You've cooked the old girls goose! I've lost her! After mom deals with the loss of her mother, she says, "Ah well, I suppose its all for the best really.
She was a bit of a nuisance around the house, Wasn't she? View all 14 comments. Jan 20, Zohreh Hanifeh rated it really liked it Shelves: View 1 comment.
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Instead of being nice she tells him off for growing and tries to make him eat slugs, caterpillars and worms. But when George invents a marvellous medicine using toothpaste, hair remover, flea powder and horse pills, his grandma grows so huge she goes through the roof! But can they mix the same medicine twice? I liked this book because it was funny and imaginative.
I thought it was brilliant and the illustrations were amazing! Shopping in Ukraine?Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 's with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors. Kranky, are out running going shopping, George's maternal grandmother bosses him around and bullies him.
Her stomach was on fire. Four times a day she takes a large spoonful of thick brown medicine, but it doesn't seem to do her any good. For a few brief moments he had touched with the very tips of his fingers the edge of a magic world. I was terribly insulted.