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George is alone in the house with his Grandma – the most horrible Grandma that ever was. She is grouchy and grizzled and grumpy.

Luckily, George knows how to cure her of her bad attitude. He decides to brew up an extra-special remedy – a Grandma Medicine. He mixes together all sorts of things and creates the most marvelous medicine for his grouchy grandma.

The problem is, George doesn’t know exactly what his medicine will do. From growing into a gigantic ball of air, to growing so tall that she bursts through the ceiling, George’s medicine has a number of amazing and hilarious results. In the meantime, George struggles to get the magical effects of his medicine under control.

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Comments on: "George’s marvellous medicine – Roald Dahl" (29)

  1. holly said:

    I have great, happy memories of me sitting down with my family reading this to me when i was only tiny and I even did a project on this book when i was in grade 2! This book is an amazing book and has been a part of my life since… forever! Definitely one of my favourite books.
    Roald dahl is a truely amazing author who paints a picture in your mind and his stories are always to imaginative , creative , adventurous and will hook you in from the start!
    It all starts when a young boy called George is left home alone with his wicked grandmother who is mean and nasty to him.
    George has had enough of her treating him like this and always being grumpy, so he decides to stir up a grumpy remedy to make her happy for once. He throws all these random, horrible things in a pot and makes his ‘marvellous’ medicine.
    What will this mysterious medicine do to his grandmother , will it work , will it not work , will it make her even grouchier ? Who knows…. read to find out!

    I rate this an 8 / 10 .

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  2. I think this book is a great read for kids aged around 7-10. Most grandmas are lovely old ladies, but not George’s grandma. She is a grumpy old lady who doesn’t agree with anything. She doesn’t like George either, so he think he should get that grumpy old lady back! What does he make a frothy, bubbling concoction called George’s Marvellous Medicine. This is a great book and i think George is a funny child and I hope that you will see what he puts into this crazy concotion! I give this book a 8.5/10

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  3. George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl was one of my favourite books. This book allows you to use your imagination. The book is about a boy named George and one day he has to give his mean grandmother her medicine, but instead of giving his grandmother her medicine, George makes up his own medicine. He uses things that he finds around the house and then he gives his grandmother the medicine which made her grow, he thinks that his parents will be mad at him but his father thinks heaps of people will want to buy his medicine. They try for ages to make the same medicine but they couldn’t, instead George ends up making a medicine that makes things shrink. You will have to read the book if you want to find out what happens. I would recommend this book to children of all ages and I rate this book 9/10.

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  4. Eibhlis said:

    I read this book a couple of years ago and I love it! I always like reading books that are silly and are a bit of dream and when I read this book it was exactly that. I thought that the Grandma just completed the book. She brought the humour up an extra 10 notches. What I liked about her was properly her grumpiness, it was very entertaining to read and it was never boring. I would recommend this book to 6-13 years. If anyone is ever needing a funny, crazy, interesting book then this is the book to read. This book is just another great book by Roald Dahl! 🙂

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  5. This was one of my favourite books, our class teacher read it to us in primary school and i continued re-reading it many times, because I loved it so much! it was a good size, not many pages, so it was easy to read. My favourite character was Grandma, because she always seemed grumpy which was funny. George made the medicine for his grandma, but it didnt exactly help.. you will have to read it to find out. I recommend this book for anyone 6-12 years old.
    Great book by roald dahl

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  6. Annelise said:

    I personally love Roald Dahl and was a bit obsessed with him when I was in grade 2. The first ever Roald Dahl book I read was George’s Marvellous Medicine and it seriously got me hooked into reading. I love the imagination in this book and reminds me of how I thought when I was younger, I used to make potions and wondered if it could make people grow or shrink or do absolutely anything, but unfortunately this book is fiction. I think Roald Dahl is a unique soul and this book should forever be read.

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  7. I absolutely love this book!! ever since i was really little from the first time I read it to the 6th time I read it, I have loved it and recommended it to EVERYONE! It’s a family friendly book and I introduced it to my little cousin and she asks me to read it all the time. George is definitely my favourite character, he is cheeky, funny, smart and cute. If I had a grandmother like his, I think I would’ve made my own medicine to give to her, but don’t worry grandma I won’t. 🙂 It’s an awesome book and I encourage you all to read it, some time in your life.

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  8. I recommend George’s Marvellous Medicine for everyone. I thought that it was hilarious and light hearted. My favorite character was Grandma, because i thought that she was funny, grumpy and added the humor to the book, and the story line. I liked the end where Grandma shrinks, it made me laugh out loud. To find out what George puts in his medicine to get rid of medicine, you’ll have to read it yourself.

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  9. I recommend George’s Marvellous Medicine to people of all ages. It is a funny book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    My favourite character was George because he was so smart to have the idea to make his own Medicine and make his Grandma pay for being so mean. Even though it was kind of mean and it would never happen in real life, his Grandma did deserve it.
    I would give this book a 10/10 and I think that it’s a book that anyone would enjoy

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  10. I really love this book!! It is funny for those who are in the mood for a giggle whilst reading. I would recommend this book for anyone at any age and I think it is a very interesting book and my favourite parts are when he is choosing all his ingredients and he does not care what he puts in. My other favourite part was when the grandmother just kept growing and growing but George and his father were too busy trying to remake the medicine that they didn’t even care!!

    I love this book and I’m sure anyone else would to if they gave this book a try.

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  11. I recommend George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl.
    It is a funny story about a boy named George how makes a dose of medicine for his grandma to turn her nice, due to the fact that anything he does in wrong in her eyes, he thinks she just mean.
    A great read, funny. recommend it for all!

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  12. boy called George, who has a mean grandma. george mixes up different ingreediants to make up a medicine for his sick grandmother, so it medience for his grandmother. like no other and makes things tall, small and much more!
    I liked it because it goes with the saying ‘have a taste of your own medicine’ and it is very easy to read.
    i would recomend this book for anyone who enjoys reading and likes roald dahl books :D:D:D

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  13. Another Fantastic Uberr Funny Book By Roald Dahl.
    Its About A Boy Names George Who Has To Stay With His Uber Grouchy Boring Grandma. George Thinks He Holds The Key To Curing this mean old grandma , with his Super Duper Uber Marvellous Medicine, But It Has Some Very Different Side Effects. Any ay Its A Great Book And I Think Its Great For Younger Readers Or Any Ones Whos Looking For A Laugh. Enjoy =]

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  14. this is a great book, It is funny what he puts in the medicine another great book from Roald Dahl

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  15. This book is about a boy called George, with a very mean grandmother and a very smart idea. He mixes up various things from the laundry, shed and bathroom and makes up what is going to be his grandmother’s medicine. this medicine has side-effects like no other and makes things tall, small and much more!
    I liked it because it goes with the saying ‘have a taste of your own medicine’ and it is very easy to read.
    I reccomend it to primary school and high school students and people with a great imagination. i give 8 out of 10.

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  16. This book is about a boy called George, he hates his grandmother, and one day has to give her, her medicine. But instead of giving her her normal medicine, George dicides to make a new medicine for her. He goes all around the house finding things that he can put in, when he gives her his medicine, he finds that it is magic and makes her grow. Thinking that his parents will be mad, he finds out that his father thinks that the stuff is great and that heaps of people will buy it. He askes George what he put in it and the order, although they make many creations, they can never find how to make it exactly. One of the potions they make, make things shrink, however, when grandmother drinks it she drinks to much and shinks into nothing. I loved this book, as it was so light-hearted and funny. I would recomend it to anyone.

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  17. it all started when george was alone at home with his grandmother who is really grumpy had lots of yucky eating habbits. george was really annoyed with his grandmother, so this day he decided to make up some type of medince for his grandmother.
    i recommend this book for ages anyone who enjoys roal dahl great book

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  18. Another roald dahl book!
    you have to love them all!
    they are all great!
    This book is about a boy named george!
    He lives with his grandma who has weird eating habits.
    George decides that he will make her a medicine.
    Its not any normal medicene!
    its disguting medience!
    there are so many gross things in it that i would never eat!
    i recconmmend this book willing to read somthing funny and gross!
    x.

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  19. this book is marvellous book:) George’s Marvellous Medicine.
    george was alone at home with his grumpy grandmother she had disgusting eating habbits. One day george was really anyonyed and so he decided to try and make a medience to cure his ggrandmother. George gathered up lots of pills, brown paint and other ingreadients. i would recommend this book for younger children and think that its is a great enjoyable book to read:)

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  20. this book was very fuuny, i like how she grew reely tall hahahahaha

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  21. geeez yuckkkkyy medicene !

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  22. awsomeee book
    really funny:P
    its fantastic you wont be able to pu tthe book down!!!

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  23. George’s grandmother is mean. Really, really mean. When George is at home alone looking after her, and it’s time for her medicine, he decides to make a medicine that will make her lovely and nice and kind, with disastrous results. This book is very funny, and I recommend it for primary school children or those who enjoy a good laugh.

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  24. George’s Marvelous Medicine us a great and funny book. I can’t believe how many great books that Roald Dahl has written.
    George’s grandma is not the usual grandma. She is a negative, spiteful and rude person. Because his grandmother is like this, George does not like his Grandmother very much. When George’s grandmother asks him to get her medicine, George does as she is told but instead of giving her, her proper medicine he adds weird and wacky ingredients which will have many strange and funny circumstances. This is a funny and crazy book full of weird and funny events that will have you laughing right throughout the book.
    I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good laugh.

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  25. This book is so good I love Roald Dahl and this is just another of his marvelous books. This book is about a boy called George who goes to stay with his grandma’s house. Now George doesn’t like his grandmother very much so he has a plan to get back at her for being nasty to him. He gathers various items and mixes them all together for hilarious results!! This is book is a classic and one of the best books you will ever read!!!!!!!

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  26. ‘George’s marvelous medicine’-roald dahl, is one of the most hilarious books i have ever read. it amazes me how many creative ideas roald can come up with. this book is a classic!
    George’s grandmother is no ordinary, sweet little thing. she would probably the most negative grandmother you could ever meet. because of this george doesnt like his grandmother very much. he decides to make a wild concoction and give it to his grandmother. you will never guess what extraordinary events she goes through.roald dahl has done it again. he has created a book that kids of all ages will love.
    but you probably wont like it as much as i did, but i hope you do! this definitely belongs in the side splitters category. i highly recommend this book to EVERYONE!
    read it.

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  27. Roald Dahl’s “George’s Marvellous Medicine” is a true classic. Most grandmothers compliment how pretty you are or say how we are beautiful but not George’s. All George ever hears from his grandmother is “you’re growing to fast, boys who grow to fast become stupid and lazy”, and he can do nothing about it at all. So when it comes time for revenge he finds the perfect way. When it comes time for her medicine George decides to give her a dose of his own special brew, but will he get away with it?

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  28. This is another one of Roald Dahl’s fabulous collection. It’s about George and his cranky, rotten, old, grandma who does nothing but boss him around all day long. George’s grandma has a horrible personality and plane disgusting eating habits. George is over her rudness and is sick of her bossing him around, so he decieds to invent a new medicine for her, it includes many horrible things including animal pills and more horrible tasting things.

    This book is probably suited more for primary school aged kids but if your after a humorous, short read then go for this it’s fantastic.

    If you do read this book, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    Georges grandma has a very mean personality along with disgusting eating habits and if you think brussel sprouts are bad, thats nothing compared to what Georges grandma likes to eat, for example her delicassy of a slug on a piece of lettuce. One day when he can’t stand her any longer he decides to cure her nastiness for good with a big serving of his famous homemade medicine. George gathers up a various amout of ingredients from animal pills to brown paint which is a dangerous concoction with dangerous and explosive results!! i would recommend this book to younger readers at the primary school level but if you just want a short humerous book this could be the book for you. I rate this book 8/10.

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  29. Another one of my favourite childhood books along with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is ‘Georges Marvellous Medicine’ written by Roald Dahl. This story is about a boy named George who has a grizzly old grandma who ablsoultly disgusts him. Georges grandma has a very mean personality along with disgusting eating habits and if you think brussel sprouts are bad, thats nothing compared to what Georges grandma likes to eat, for example her delicassy of a slug on a piece of lettuce. One day when he can’t stand her any longer he decides to cure her nastiness for good with a big serving of his famous homemade medicine. George gathers up a various amout of ingredients from animal pills to brown paint which is a dangerous concoction with dangerous and explosive results!! i would recommend this book to younger readers at the primary school level but if you just want a short humerous book this could be the book for you. I rate this book 8/10.

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