Friday, January 23, 2009

George's Marvellous Medicine... the novel...

I borrowed this book from the library a few days ago, entitled "Goerge's Marvellous Medicine" by Roald Dahl. This is one short book, only 104 pages, and the words are pretty big. I think it shouldn't take more than 30 minutes to finish this book. I took about 20 minutes to finish it. I encourage all those out there who are out for a laugh, read Roald Dahl's books! It's indeed very funny!

George Kranky, a small boy who lives with his mother, father and grandmother. His grandmother is not like any normal grandmother. Usually grandmothers are kind and helpful but not his. His grandmother is grumpy and a grizzly old grouch. George seeks to cure her by brewing a special medicine to cure her, but in the end making his Grandma as tall as a house. This made her happier. George's father Mr. Killy tested the medicine George made on a hen and it becomes a giant hen. George's father hits on the idea of making more of George's marvelous medicine to make his animals bigger and fatter so they can be sold for larger prices and for marketing it. Unfortunately, George cannot remember the recipe. After four failed attempts, involving some oddly deformed chickens, they create a formula which makes things shrink. The nasty Grandma, feeling ignored, thinks that the medicine is her tea and drinks it, shrinking into nothingness. The mother is sad, while the father is gleeful and happy and says all is well. George then realizes that in a mere two days, he has single-handedly changed the world. Yet everyone else has already forgotten about it.

Rating: 7/10
Genre: Kids, Adventure

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