George's Marvellous Medicine Award-winning author by Roald Dahl (author)

George's Marvellous Medicine

Suitable for 7 - 11 years

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George’s grandma is a grizzly old grunion who loves to crunch on foul slugs and bugs. As if bullying her young grandson wasn’t nasty enough, she also likes to threaten George with unnatural magic. So one day, when it’s time for Gran’s medicine, he decides to give her a dose of his own special brew… As Granny sizzles and swizzles and shoots through the roof, the scene is set for a story which fizzes and crackles with magic!

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.0; Middle years; 2.0 points

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  • 128 pages




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  1. Aliza Shahid
    on 19 February 2021

    George's marvellous medicine

    I love this book whenever i finish i read it again and again.And i rated it five stars.

    5 out of 5

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  1. Booklover550
    on 19 July 2019

    I liked this book its about a boy named George who makes a marvellous medicine which does all kinds of weird stuff

    4 out of 5
  2. AnnabethChase123
    on 16 March 2015

    If you love fiction, magic and humour this is the book for you. I liked it.

    4 out of 5
  3. fifi2004
    on 1 July 2014

    i loved the book because i loved the part when grandma goes very tall, when the chicken goes tall and when the father rushes George to make Marvelous Medicine two.

    5 out of 5
  4. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    so cool

    4 out of 5
  5. Cheerforevers
    on 9 March 2014

    This is a great book and very witty too.

  6. bookaholic202
    on 8 March 2014

    The weird effects of George’s medicine are so cool. I like it when granny grows huge.

  7. Rumaitha12
    on 6 March 2014

    This is my favourite book by roald dahl because it ks interesting and easy to read and understand. Great book I adore this book lots.

  8. rslnkrmt2552
    on 5 March 2014

    a wonderful book giving new means to the word “creativity”...

  9. Venera2
    on 4 March 2014

    good book

    5 out of 5
  10. Year4TA
    on 20 October 2013

    I thought this book was hilarious and fantastic. George is my favourite character because he is brave and creative. I would recommend any of Roald Dahl’s books because I am always sat on the edge of my seat and you will be too.

    Happy reading. Tia.

    5 out of 5
  11. shani76
    on 10 May 2013

    I loved the book so much! this is the best books from Roald Dahl books

    5 out of 5
  12. PrincessLeyla
    on 26 April 2013


  13. queenie13
    on 8 March 2013

    love this book

    5 out of 5
  14. lap312i
    on 8 March 2013

    i love his books

  15. Helloioioi
    on 6 March 2013

    i liked this book butthe granny was very annoying

  16. ninjastickman
    on 5 March 2013

    If you are just starting to read Roald Dahl’s books then I’d reccomend starting with this book

    5 out of 5
  17. Paradise56
    on 5 March 2013

    George is a small boy of eight, and when he’s left all alone one day with his old grandmother, he determines to make her a new medicine to replace the medicine that she takes, which doesn’t seem to do her any good. He mixes all sorts of fantastical things into the brew, from shampoo, to lipstick, to all sorts of animal medicines, to brown paint, to anti-freeze, and much more read it to find out what happens when he gives it to granma

    4 out of 5
  18. natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013

    very funny

    5 out of 5
  19. lmdrld
    on 4 March 2013

    George does not like his grandma so he makes her some special medicine.

  20. Emster123
    on 11 January 2013

    This is an creative, imaginative book with lots of fun and humour, especially George’s grandma!! I would recommend this book to anyone without doubt!! Xx

  21. Elsiebells
    on 3 November 2012

    this is a good book its brillllll!

    5 out of 5
  22. angel999
    on 31 August 2012

    I love Roald Dahl!!! He is a gr8 writer:)

    4 out of 5
  23. mizard11
    on 29 August 2012

    this is an excellent book! lots of different feelings coming and going in different parts of the book, is what makes it so unbelievably great!

    5 out of 5
  24. Saralara
    on 14 April 2012

    awesome books for 9-10 yrs old i love roald dahl

    5 out of 5
  25. giokk3225
    on 10 April 2012


  26. april2002
    on 18 March 2012

    I think this book was marvellous! I loved when George made the medicine so deviously.

    5 out of 5
  27. smileitsfriday
    on 7 March 2012

    Serves her right, I think! * * * *!

  28. KarlMagic33
    on 6 March 2012

    This is good

  29. migit1
    on 4 March 2012

    i found this story very entertaining!

    i loved all the characters!

  30. la1397
    on 4 March 2012

    I read this when i was younger and again when I was a little older, and had completely forgotten how great it was. My favourite part is the concoction of the medicine, the descriptives are just fantastic, and I loved it, just loved it. I think any child would enjoy it, because it’s short, but packs so much detail into the pages, that your brain will be filled with marvellous ideas by the end.

  31. pilgrim55
    on 2 March 2012


  32. lids
    on 2 March 2012

    i sooo want to make that medicene but NOT GIVE IT TO MY GRANNY!!!!!!

  33. AyshaM231299
    on 1 March 2012

    I loved this book because it was about a boy who absolotley hated his grandma and his grandma had said to him to get him her medicine.This was when George’s imagination became to come alomg. He mixed anything he could find and made his own medicine. Once he had given the medicine to his grandma she was taller and she had broken the roof of the house!

    5 out of 5
  34. angelslater
    on 1 March 2012

    this book is fantastic and i could read it again and again to get lots of good ideas.

    5 out of 5
  35. pawprint2
    on 14 December 2011

    So funny great for beginers

    5 out of 5
  36. Alice1313
    on 20 October 2011

    I loved it! it was the kind of book that you had to read 1000 times! it was perfect!

  37. lilli2
    on 4 October 2011

    Ithink this book is totaly funny Icouldnt stop laughing when the nanny went right though the roof it was funny tots

    5 out of 5
  38. booksrcul
    on 18 September 2011


    4 out of 5
  39. skymorrison9
    on 31 July 2011

    I was shocked of a interesting the book was that i read it 5 times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  40. bopunited
    on 10 July 2011

    it’s a really good book and quite shocking!!

    2 out of 5
  41. emilythetiger
    on 10 July 2011

    it is the bes book. i never put it down. in bed i was reading it.

  42. floppyears
    on 16 June 2011

    This book was great it gripped me all the way the end of the book

    5 out of 5
  43. Dizneygirl1
    on 9 March 2011

    old memories loved this book cant tell u how much

    4 out of 5
  44. Fumatory
    on 3 March 2011

    A great book! I loved it and that Grandma actually drank the medicine. I loved the description of what George actually put in the medicine. Has been read many times and is a great classic.

  45. Lolaloo1
    on 3 March 2011

    This book is great. It is really funny thanks to all the crazy ideas that Roald Dahl came up with.

  46. Missymessy
    on 3 March 2011

    It made me giggle at least 100 times when I read it, joyful and fun, the grandma changing height and the chicken was funny!

    4 out of 5
  47. fish12
    on 22 January 2011

    It was funny that George made different medicine for grandma, and made her realy tall. That was realy funny!

    5 out of 5
  48. sweetmay
    on 12 January 2011

    i loved this book!expecially the part when the grandma became as tall as a house and when the chicken became a giant chicken! read this george’s marvellous medicine book it will really make you laugh!ha ha!

  49. Cleosly
    on 7 December 2010

    It’s Marvellous!!! I liked it when she shrunk i sure wouldn’t like her as my grandmother.

    5 out of 5
  50. rachellen1
    on 5 December 2010

    I loved it It was very funny and i loved it when his grandma shrinked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  51. katieggkjkj
    on 10 November 2010

    man this was really funny oh oh I LOVE ROALD DAHL

  52. connr
    on 18 October 2010

    hi this book is good you shoud read it

    5 out of 5
  53. jenny6773
    on 11 September 2010

    I loved this book so much because it was really funny

    5 out of 5
  54. axle
    on 26 August 2010



    5 out of 5
  55. afb
    on 5 May 2010

    This book is fantastic. George and his Grandma and his parents live in the farm. George doe not like his Grandma because shes old and not fun and horrible and lazy. Then George decides to make a medicine and he puts in the medicine animal pills and kitchen food and his mums make up. Then he gives his medicine to his Grandma. George Grandma grows tall and then george starts to give the medicine to the animals and they grew tall also.

    4 out of 5
  56. GG28
    on 3 May 2010

    Roald Dahl is an amazing writer I have nearly read all of his books now. George’s Marvellous Medicine was one of my favourites. My favourite part was the very last bit when the Grandma has the medicine and she grows and grows but then again I do not really have a favourite bit because I loved the WHOLE BOOK!

  57. PIXE
    on 5 March 2010

    small big dosent matter whater what size you will reach difrent ends in this book

  58. horse36
    on 27 February 2010

    I loved this book because it was really funny. It was also very interesting and eye-catching! I think lots of people, adults and children will like this book as much as I did. I also love Roald Dahl’s books.

    5 out of 5
  59. molru
    on 16 February 2010

    This is an OK book. But if you are looking fo humourous books READ THIS.

    4 out of 5
  60. Holsky
    on 17 October 2009

    I loved Georges mavellous medicine because of the great plan!

    5 out of 5
  61. angel106
    on 4 October 2009

    I am reading this at the moment, really funny,lovin it so far!

  62. emjm
    on 3 June 2009

    This book was absolutly helarious and when i was reading it i had to stop my sides from spliting!! i dont want to give the book away but the most funniest bit is when grandma grows and then gets shrunk!! I would of hated her to be my grandma!! :( i would run away !! :) btw do you know if george goes to school or is he to poor too??

    5 out of 5
  63. atagin1490
    on 18 May 2009

    i like the bit when gorge give his grandma the medicine and she growed it was so funny i was supposed to read only 19 pages but i read whole lot of it and i didnt have any book left this so so cool book

    5 out of 5
  64. mzmingle
    on 15 November 2008

    this is so funny i read it in school but i was new i read most of it though

    5 out of 5

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