George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

Published December 26, 2021

George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

Book info

  • Title George's Marvellous Medicine
  • Author Roald Dahl
  • Year 1981
  • Genre Childrens

George Kranky's Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine it will be. One that will either cure her completely... or blow off the top of her head.


I always remember enjoying this book as a kid - maybe it’s where an interest in cooking came from? Although then again, hopefully not! I remember the mixing up of all the ingredients taking much longer and being a much bigger part of the process, but actually it only takes up a third of the book. The rest is all about the father’s greed and the resulting repercussions of trying to replicate just a little bit of magic. Still fun though.

Rating: 3 / 5

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