George’s Marvelous Medicine

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Information

Information on identifying editions is from Richard Walker’s “Roald Dahl – A Guide to Collecting His First Editions”.

  • First editions:
    • Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1981, UK.
      • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
      • To identify: Used a standard single statement (‘First published’ followed by the date with later printings stated underneath) and published with a jacket priced at £3.95.
    • Alfred Knopf, 1982, USA.
      • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
      • To identify: Used a number line and published with a jacket priced at $7.95.
  • Also known as: George’s Marvellous Medicine (alternative spelling in UK)
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Description

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

Merchandise


Teacher Ideas


Covers


Bulgarian Covers – Невероятното лекарство на Джордж


Catalan Covers – La meravellosa medecina d’en Jordi


Czech Covers – Jirkova zázračná medicína


Dutch Covers – Joris en de geheimzinnige toverdrank


Estonian Covers – George’i Imeline Arstirohi


French Covers – La potion magique de Georges bouillon


German Covers – Das Wundermittel


Greek Covers – ΤΟ ΘΑΥΜΑΤΟΥΡΓΟ ΦΑΡΜΑΚΟ


Italian Covers – La magica medicina


Korean Covers – 조지, 마법의 약을 만들다


Lithuanian Covers – Stebuklingieji Džordžo vaistai


Norwegian Covers – Georgs magiske medisin


Polish Covers – Cudowne lekarstwo George’a


Russian Covers – Волшебное лекарство Джорджа


Scots Covers – Geordie’s Mingin Medicine


Slovakian Covers – Jurov zázračný liek


Slovenian Covers – Jurijevo čarobno zdravilo


Spanish Covers – La maravillosa medicina de Jorge


Vietnamese Covers – Thần dược của George


Welsh Covers – Moddion Rhyfeddol George