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The BFG / Matilda / George's Marvellous Medicine

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A collection of three of Roald Dahl's best stories in one volume. Illustrated throughout by the superb Quentin Blake.
Hardcover, 558 pages
Published 1996 by TED SMART (first published 1992)
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Linda Todd
Apr 11, 2016 Linda Todd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kids love all his books
Alice Brady
May 01, 2012 Alice Brady rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a story about a big friendly giant, who snatches a little girl called Sophie from her bed and whisks her off to giant land. We find out that he isn’t as big or scary as Sophie first thinks; when we arrive in giant land and all the other giants are much larger and much more terrifying, gobbling up little boys and girls. We realise that the BFG actually only eats ‘snozzcumbers’ and not children at all. The friendship between the BFG and Sophie is heart-warming as they blow pleasant dreams ...more
Katie Hemmings
As a child, I adored Roald Dahl's work. The BFG and Matilda may have even been two of my favourites; I love the fictional worlds Dahl creates within the pages.

The BFG is about The Big Friendly Giant who is eager to befriend children and innocently kidnaps one. A funny book to enjoy as, or with, a kid.
Matilda is about a young girl brought up in an unloving household but cared for by a doting teacher. Aside from her family life, Matilda discovers a unique power.
George's Marvellous Medicine is abo
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Mandy
I borrowed this book from a friend because The BFG and George's Marvellous Medicine were those two Roald Dahl books that I didn't get a chance to read as a kid, so I wanted to catch up on that. I never realised until now, now that I am reading it as an adult, the dark undertones of Roald Dahl's stories. The BFG and George's Marvellous Medicine, especially the latter, had plenty of those. This collection also included Matilda which I enjoyed a whole lot as a kid, but now that I am forced to look ...more
Laura
May 08, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another classic Roald Dahl tale, this book is about an eight year old boy called George, who lives on a farm with his mother, father and grandmother. One day, his mother and father go out, leaving George and his grandmother at home together. George's mother reminds George to give his grandmother her medicine each day. George finds his grandmother grumpy and mean, and finds that she has a negative attitude towards him. After finding out a few dark secrets, George decides to give Grandma a taste o ...more
Cyniah
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Leanne Bell
Apr 07, 2010 Leanne Bell rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any child who like fantastic stories, and any adult who wants to recapture their childhood
This book was one of the first 'proper books' i owned, way back when i was a young kid. I love George's marvelous medicine, and i remember myself and my friend trying to come up with our own ideas for our own marvelous medicine (don't worry we didn't try and actually make it, let alone drink it) :-)

Matilda has always been a firm favourite, and a character i can relate to in the fact i love literature so much (not that i'm telekinetic), i too like to sit and read for hours, plus she's awesome end
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Sarah
Apr 01, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
George's grandma has some pretty odd views. In fact, she's not a very nice person at all. She thinks caterpillars and slugs are delicious and likes to crunch on beetles best of all. George can do nothing right in Grandma's eyes, so when it's time for her medicine he decides to give her a dose of his own special brew.

This book is great for children who have always dreamed to be mischievious towards their grandparents but never can, its funny to watch this boy acting horrid towards his grandma an
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matt
Mar 13, 2016 matt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
I have loved reading this from a young age And still its a great read
M. Elizabeth (Marianne) Gage
What's not to love in this whimsical tale of a girl and her BFG?
Jamie
Oct 18, 2014 Jamie rated it it was amazing
Amazing book, was my childhood favourite.
Deb Ballard
Feb 14, 2014 Deb Ballard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My absolute favorite childhood author! :-)
Lorna Marie
Oct 29, 2014 Lorna Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a genius children's writer.
Eli Schuster
I love this book. He forgot the gin. I found that to clue to an underlying meaning about the book I don't know if Dahl purposely inferred. It is that everything is different without alcahol. It easpecially showed this with George's family. This is very true. It also showed the difference with alcahol is a negitive one. I was 110% terrified by George's grandmother.
Kate
Dec 03, 2014 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These books are really good. They are all very funny, descriptive and hilarious to imagine. Some characters, like Matilda, have a really bad family to live with, or they aren't treated fairly, which is pretty miserable, but then it turns out to be great! I recommend that everyone at least reads Matilda, because it is my favorite out of these 3 books.
April
Mar 02, 2013 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, childrens
Fantastic book for kids! So imaginative and creative. Easy read that children will find delightful!

Roald Dahl is always brilliant! His stories and rhymes are fun and entertaining! Some of my all time favorites!! Such a great way to entertain children and get them interested in reading!
 Charlie - A Reading Machine
The best 3 kids books you could hope to find in one package.
Sam
Mar 22, 2016 Sam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
I read this one so much it started to fall to bits lol, a definite childhood favourite. All three of these stories will capture your imagination whether young or old. Dahl has a clear talent for providing just enough to get your imaginative juices flowing
Emma
Oct 09, 2013 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
best book ever!!!! this book has a lot of character to it and it is just an amazing book! you have never read the best book on earth till you read this one! this book is recommended! :) _emma lee palmer
Punjabi
Jun 24, 2008 Punjabi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i think this book was great because it was really different form other books. what i learn form this book was that everyone should be belive in there self.
Phoenix Taylor
Dec 13, 2013 Phoenix Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These are three great books by Roald Dahl. They are all a great mix of humor, mystery, and realistic fiction. I hope you enjoyed this book as much as I did!
Abigail
Oct 03, 2013 Abigail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another humdinger and whizbanger! I heart this author and was a total little kid at the Roald Dahl Museum in the UK this past summer.
Cai
I cannot wait to read this to Victoria and be able to write a proper review. These were favourites of mine growing up!
Shannon
Mar 02, 2009 Shannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love these books still read them when I need a laugh or a reminder of years past!!! I will read them to my children!!!
Christel
Oct 18, 2008 Christel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author knows how to entertain the brain of kids and adults who think they are kids.
Rachel
Apr 27, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
all these books are amazing! I luv Matilda and the BFG the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Susan
May 30, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Loved this book as a kid.
Jackie
Aug 14, 2008 Jackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
its such a touching story
Jake
Jan 18, 2011 Jake rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful stories.
Jenny Burridge
Jan 06, 2013 Jenny Burridge rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, roald-dahl
Excellent.
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Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940's with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors.

Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as "A Piece of Cake". The story, about his wartime a
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