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George's Marvellous Medicine

ISBN 
9780141378268
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R135.00
Published 
March 2017
About the book: 
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.
 
*WARNING: Do not try to make George's Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous.
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About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favour of a job that would take him to ‘a wonderful faraway place’. 

In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. 

Thereafter his children’s books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.

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