Roald Dahl

George’s Marvelous Medicine

Sections: Information | DescriptionFun Stuff | Teacher Ideas | Covers | French, ItalianNorwegian, Russian, ScotsSpanish, Vietnamese, and Welsh Covers


  • First editions:
    • Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1981, Great Britain.
    • Alfred Knopf, 1982, USA.
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
  • Also known as: George’s Marvellous Medicine (alternative spelling)
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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 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!

Fun Stuff

George’s Marvelous Medicine Quiz


Teacher Ideas


French Covers – La potion magique de Georges bouillon

Italian Covers – La magica medicina

Norwegian Covers – Georgs magiske medisin

Russian Covers – Волшебное лекарство Джорджа

Scots Covers – Geordie’s Mingin Medicine

Spanish Covers – La maravillosa medicina de Jorge

Vietnamese Covers – Thần dược của George

Welsh Covers – Moddion Rhyfeddol George