|Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Book Review By: Saiaansh Dey
George’s Marvelous Medicine
I am sure Roald Dahl is the favourite author of all kids of my age group. I have almost read all of his books. During the summer vacations of 2023, I read “George’s Marvellous Medicine.” This book is illustrated by “Quentin Blake“. It was a very funny story from beginning to end. I could not stop imagining and laughing.
It is a story about a small family living in a farm consisting of George who was eight years old, his mother, father and grandma. There were farm animals such as hens, pigs, cows, sheep and goats.
His grandmother was a selfish old woman. She had pale brown teeth. One day his mother went to the village to go shopping. His grandmother told him to bring tea and not to put milk. When George gave her the cup she asked for a saucer. She was very annoying. When it was time to give grandma her medicine, he thought that he could make something that would make his grandmother fly out of the window. So he got everything from the kitchen, bathroom, medicine for animals, mixed it well in a cooker and also he added some brown paint into it so that it looked similar to grandma’s medicine. When George gave this medicine, she swallowed it and became taller and taller and taller until she broke through the roof of the house that they had to call for a crane to rescue grandma. Just imagine how grandma’s foot looked on the floor of the house and her head out of the roof of the second floor, isn’t it weird to imagine. When his parents came back George became nervous. What will they say? His father asked “What is this?”. George told them “I gave her some medicine.” His father exclaimed “What! This is an amazing discovery.” George gave medicine to all farm animals; they all became very big.
Next to more surprise now George and his father tried another dose of medicine to resize grandma and when they fed her she started shrinking to normal size. But this was not the end, grandma was becoming smaller and smaller and smaller as tiny as an ant.
The most interesting part is how Roald Dahl had put this imaginative story in a funny manner that even elders reading this will move back to their childhood. I love my grandmother very much. I don’t ever think about bringing such a discovery, but definitely try to make such medicine which will make her healthy and happy.
I suggest everyone to read George’s Marvelous Medicine and have a beautiful ride through the imaginative world of Roald Dahl. I would like to thank him for writing such beautiful stories for our kids.
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