The BFG / Matilda / George's Marvellous Medicine
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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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Alice Brady
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
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
Leanne Bell
Apr 07, 2010 Leanne Bell rated it 4 of 5 stars
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...more
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...more
Deb Ballard
My absolute favorite childhood author! :-)
Liz 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.
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!
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
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
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
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!
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.
Love these books still read them when I need a laugh or a reminder of years past!!! I will read them to my children!!!
This author knows how to entertain the brain of kids and adults who think they are kids.
all these books are amazing! I luv Matilda and the BFG the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Loved this book as a kid.
its such a touching story
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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...more
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