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The BFG / Matilda / George's Marvellous Medicine

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  758 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
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Hardcover, 560 pages
Published June 28th 1996 by Leopard (first published 1992)
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Alice Brady
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Mia
Oct 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
IT ROCKS
Linda Todd
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kids love all his books
Jenny Chapman
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Roald Dahl is considered one of the great children's writers of the 20th century, and I can see why. His children's stories are highly original, and his use of language is unique.

However, I have very mixed feelings about his work, and in most of his stories I find a streak of nastiness and a tendency to extreme caricature which I don't personally like. His many evil characters are without any positive features, which, while it may make for entertaining reading for children - and is consistent wi
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ellie Madison Knowles
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can't I Read this book
Laura
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Katie Hemmings
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
May 24, 2016 added it
Shelves: classics, fantasy
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
Sarah
Apr 01, 2013 rated it liked it
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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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.
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Sam
Dec 18, 2008 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 rated it it was amazing
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
April
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, reviewed
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!
Abigail
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Punjabi
Jun 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
Shannon
Feb 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Love these books still read them when I need a laugh or a reminder of years past!!! I will read them to my children!!!
Jenny Burridge
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, roald-dahl
Excellent.
Rachel
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
all these books are amazing! I luv Matilda and the BFG the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Christel
Oct 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This author knows how to entertain the brain of kids and adults who think they are kids.
El
Aug 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Just read the BFG after seeing the film. Good story, well-written but clearly not aimed at my age group! It contains several quite deep themes which hold an adult's interest.
matt
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have loved reading this from a young age And still its a great read
Deb Ballard
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My absolute favorite childhood author! :-)
Susan
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Loved this book as a kid.
Jake
Jan 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful stories.
Cai
I cannot wait to read this to Victoria and be able to write a proper review. These were favourites of mine growing up!
Jamie
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book, was my childhood favourite.
Mumtaz Sharif
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this book there are different story's in it like Matilda George's marvellous medicine and the bfg.
Phoenix Taylor
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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!
Lorna Marie
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a genius children's writer.
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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 adv
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