George's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141929855

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3788

'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! In this popular Dahl story, George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits. Now you can listen to GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! And look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

George's Marvelous Medicine

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425290107

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 4073

This collectable hardcover edition will feature a beautiful cover and deluxe packaging, including color interior text and illustrations! From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda comes the story of a not-so-lovely grandma, a boy, and a magical medicine. George is alone in the house with Grandma. The most horrid, grizzly old grunion of a grandma ever. She needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her chronic grouchiness. A special grandma medicine, a remedy for everything. And George knows just what to put into it. Grandma's in for the surprise of her life-and so is George, when he sees the results of his mixture!

George's marvelous medicine

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780553151862

Category: Grandmothers

Page: 88

View: 9655

George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Tom Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781383391

Category:

Page: 256

View: 4630

Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children's books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine. Right from his earliest days to the end of his life, Dahl was intrigued by what doctors do, and why they do it. During his lifetime, he and his family suffered some terrible medical tragedies: Dahl nearly died when his fighter plane went down in World War II; his son had severe brain injury in an accident; and his daughter died of measles infection of the brain. But he also had some medical triumphs: he dragged himself back to health after the plane crash, despite a skull fracture, back injuries, and blindness; he was responsible for inventing a medical device (the Wade-Dahl-Till valve) to treat his son's hydrocephalus (water on the brain), and he taught his first wife Patricia to talk again after a devastating stroke. His medical interactions clearly influenced some of his writing - for example the explosive potions in George's Marvellous Medicine. And sometimes his writing impacted on events in his life - for example the research on neuroanatomy he did for his short story William and Mary later helped him design the valve for treating hydrocephalus. In this unique book, Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, examines Dahl's fascination with medicine. Taking examples from Dahl's life, and illustrated with excerpts from his writing, the book uses Dahl's medical interactions as a starting point to explore some extraordinary areas of medical science. Solomon is an award-winning science communicator, and he effortlessly explains the medical concepts underpinning the stories, in language that everyone can understand. The book is also peppered with anecdotes from Dahl''s late night hospital discussions with Solomon, which give new insights into this remarkable man's thinking as his life came to an end.

Kid Normal

Author: Greg James,Chris Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 168119953X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8074

A hilarious, illustrated middle-grade adventure about a superhero with no superpowers! "Should appeal to readers who enjoy the Captain Underpants and Wimpy Kid series.†? - School Library Connection When Murph Cooper begins his new school several weeks into the year, he can't help but feel a bit out of his depth. And it's not because he's worried about where to sit, making friends, and fitting in. It's because his mom has accidentally enrolled him at a school for superheroes. And unlike his fellow students, who can control the weather or fly or conjure tiny horses from thin air, Murph has no special abilities whatsoever. But Murph's totally normal abilities might just be what the world needs. Because not far away is a great big bad guy who is half man and half wasp, and his mind is abuzz with evil plans . . . and when he comes after the best and the brightest, it's up to Murph to be the real hero. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud story proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour Edn)

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141378514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 8989

The classic Roald Dahl story with fabulous full-colour illustrations by Quentin Blake. George Kranky's Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either cure her completely . . . or blow off the top of her head. *WARNING: Do not try to make George's Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous. Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits. "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams

The Creakers

Author: Tom Fletcher

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241320976

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9129

Lucy Dungston has woken up to find all the grown-ups in her town have disappeared. Lucy's friends are thrilled there are no more grown-ups. They're running wild! They're building roads of trampolines, and eating cereal for every meal. But Lucy wants her mum back, and nothing is going to stop her. Even if it means having to venture into the strange, upside-down world of the mysterious monsters under her bed... And the upside-down world isn't the most hygienic of places . . . __________ Tom Fletcher's bestselling story is packed with amazing illustrations by the disgustingly talented Shane Devries. It's the perfect spooky (and slightly gross) tale for Halloween! Praise for The Creakers: 'A stonkingly good novels for the over-sevens . . . gleeful descriptions of malodorous underworld creatures, it's both a compelling adventure and a nuanced celebration of friendship and family love' The Guardian 'The illustrations are stunning and the storyline is full of twists and great ideas' R Patterson, Toppsta Reviewer '10 out of 10 bum trumps!' Guff the Creaker

Children's Humour

Author: Paul E. McGhee,Antony J. Chapman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 322

View: 4495

Boy and Going Solo

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014137845X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5578

Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. Roald Dahl wasn't always a writer. Once he was just a schoolboy. Have you ever wondered what he was like growing up? In BOY you'll find out why he and his friends took revenge on the beastly Mrs Pratchett who ran the sweet shop. He remembers what it was like taste-testing chocolate for Cadbury's and he even reveals how his nose was nearly sliced off. Then in GOING SOLO you'll read stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling. Roald Dahl tells his story in his own words - and it's all TRUE. And now you can listen to all of Roald Dahl's novels for children on Roald Dahl Audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Danny the Champion of the World

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141322675

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9492

A new edition of the well-loved story of Danny and his father who outwit their greedy, rich neighbour, Mr Victor Hazell. With a great new cover by Quentin Blake as well as a whole new exciting end section about Roald Dahl and his world.

The Magic Finger

Author: David Wood,Roald Dahl

Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780573704048

Category: Drama

Page: 48

View: 5630

People familiar with Roald Dahl's imaginative, whimsical, and fantastical classics will love The Magic Finger, an adventure about a girl with special powers.

The Parent Swap Shop (Early Reader)

Author: Francesca Simon

Publisher: Orion Children's Books

ISBN: 1444006185

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 939

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey. Ava is sick and tired of her parents always telling her what to do. Nag nag nag. Why can't she have the kind of parents that let her eat sweets all day? Or parents who never make her go to bed, or eat vegetables? Then she sees an advert for the Parent Swap Shop, and Ava knows it's time to trade in the old ones for a new and improved Mum and Dad.

The Twits (Colour Edition)

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141378522

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 1348

The classic Roald Dahl story with phizz-whizzing full-colour illustrations by Quentin Blake. Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet. Down in their garden, the Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage. But not for much longer, because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits, once and for all . . . Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

The Roald Dahl Treasury

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141378433

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5146

The Roald Dahl Treasury is a delightful collection by and about the World's Number One Storyteller. Four exciting sections - ANIMALS; MAGIC; FAMILY, FRIENDS AND HEROES; and MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE - introduce some of Roald Dahl's most popular characters, from the Enormous Crocodile to the Twits, from the Witches to the BFG, from James to Matilda. Throughout this book, you can delve into stories, poems, memoirs and letters galore all wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake as well as other well-known artists, including Raymond Briggs, Babette Cole, Posy Simmonds and Ralph Steadman. This book is the perfect gift for Roald Dahl fans and for all those yet to discover his magic.

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141347325

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4873

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Joke Book is a perfect joke book for young children. Full of jokes, limericks, riddles, Knock knock and Doctor, doctor all the jokes are specially themed around Roald Dahl's best-loved characters such as Charlie, George, The BFG, Matilda, James and many others. Roald Dahl was always full of fun and mischief and loved all kinds of jokes - the sillier the better! From chocolate-covered chickens to grizzly grouchy grandmas to the disgusting Twits this marvellous collection has over 400 jokes, and includes Roald Dahl's very own, extremely silly 'Knock, knock' jokes - guaranteed to keep his fans amused for hours. Illustrations by Quentin Blake.

Vile Verses

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Viking Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780670060429

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 5152

A collection of unique verses, songs, and fairy tales, featuring full-color illustrations from such renowned artists as William Joyce, Quentin Blake, and Lane Smith.

Roald Dahl: George’s Marvellous Experiments

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141387785

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 9107

George Kranky created his own Marvellous Medicine to deal with his grizzly old grunion of a Grandma. You definitely can't do that at home (so don't even try!), but here's some amazing science that you can do! From concocting home-made slime to creating your own volcano, these fun experiments are all easily done, following simple step-by-step instructions and using everyday household objects. Inspired by Roald Dahl's terrific tale, this is the book for budding young scientists everywhere!

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine

Author: Tom Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781383391

Category:

Page: 256

View: 2485

Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children's books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine. Right from his earliest days to the end of his life, Dahl was intrigued by what doctors do, and why they do it. During his lifetime, he and his family suffered some terrible medical tragedies: Dahl nearly died when his fighter plane went down in World War II; his son had severe brain injury in an accident; and his daughter died of measles infection of the brain. But he also had some medical triumphs: he dragged himself back to health after the plane crash, despite a skull fracture, back injuries, and blindness; he was responsible for inventing a medical device (the Wade-Dahl-Till valve) to treat his son's hydrocephalus (water on the brain), and he taught his first wife Patricia to talk again after a devastating stroke. His medical interactions clearly influenced some of his writing - for example the explosive potions in George's Marvellous Medicine. And sometimes his writing impacted on events in his life - for example the research on neuroanatomy he did for his short story William and Mary later helped him design the valve for treating hydrocephalus. In this unique book, Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, examines Dahl's fascination with medicine. Taking examples from Dahl's life, and illustrated with excerpts from his writing, the book uses Dahl's medical interactions as a starting point to explore some extraordinary areas of medical science. Solomon is an award-winning science communicator, and he effortlessly explains the medical concepts underpinning the stories, in language that everyone can understand. The book is also peppered with anecdotes from Dahl''s late night hospital discussions with Solomon, which give new insights into this remarkable man's thinking as his life came to an end.