George’s Marvellous Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine was written by Roald Dahl and first published in 1981. The illustrations are by none other Quentin Blake. This is one of my favourite Roald Dahl books, I mean, who hasn’t read this and tried to make a medicine similar to George’s, using everything in the house, as a child. I know I have! 😀

George’s Grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish old woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered up mouth like a dog’s bottom. Four times a day she takes a large spoonful of medicine, but it doesn’t seem to do her any good. She’s always just as poisonous after she’s taken it as she was before. When George is left to look after her one morning, it’s just the chance he needs. He gives her a taste of his own medicine to teach her a lesson.

“Quite simply, he was going to put in EVERYTHING”

This is a must read for all. It’s very funny and the things that happen to grandma are extraordinary. I highly recommend it for all primary school children.

Check out Roald Dahl’s website,  for great lesson plans and activities to go with this book. This book would work well in class, as a cross-curricular link with solutions and mixtures 😉

Till next time…

Peppi Orfanogianni

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