George ha una nonna egoista, prepotente e insopportabile, che lo disgusta raccontandogli come sono buoni da mangiare bruchi, lombrichi e soprattutto scarafaggi, che scrocchiano così bene sotto i denti, e lo spaventa lasciandogli credere che lei possa essere una strega. Cosa può fare allora il povero George se non preparare una magica medicina che cambi almeno un po’ il carattere della nonna? Mescola in un enorme pentolone tutto quello che trova in casa, dal deodorante alla polvere antipulci, dall’olio del motore alla cera da scarpe. La nonna cambia, eccome! Peccato però che George non riesca a ricordarsi gli ingredienti e le dosi del suo magico beverone…
- ISBN: 8869187349
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 128
- Data di uscita: 22-09-2016
When I was twelve years old I gave a mini presentation to my English class about this book. Afterwards it was time for questions, one annoying girl (who looked strangely like Princess Leia from Star Wars) persisted in asking me, several times, if I didn’t realise that this was a “kid’s book.” She co Leggi tutto
A fun read, and of course this book should come with a "do not try at home" warning! George's Marvellous Medicine is about the adventures (or can also be called misadventures) of George to make a medicine for his always grumpy grandma. The medicine does work, but in marvellously different ways. A nic Leggi tutto
Well...that's one way to deal with a cranky grandparent As a kid, I would find this mischievous and delightful. 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...but did he really need to make her disappear? I worry f Leggi tutto
George's Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl George's Marvellous Medicine is a book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. First published in 1981. It is one of Dahl's shorter children's books. While 8-year-old George's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kranky, are out running going shopping, George Leggi tutto
Short--but with tasters of other books at the end. But fun, fun, fun! If you liked CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR, you'll like this--at least I recommend it.
A re-read with Neo this week!! Another Dahl classic that I have not read for many years. During a short binge read of the author's work, I thought that this would be perfect to warm my heart as I think back to my own childhood. George Kranky is a wonderful little boy, though he is saddled with one of Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
For my 200th review, I have once again returned to a guilty pleasure - Roald Dahl. The man was a genius and again in this quick children's fictional read, he proves it. I have always seen Dahl as a logical step for kids who start out reading Dr. Seuss. If Seuss's works were in song he would be known Leggi tutto
Mmmm. I really like Roald Dahl but this book...is a little scary. 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 e Leggi tutto
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