George's Marvellous Medicine

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George's Marvellous Medicine
George's Marvellous Medicine first edition.jpg
British first edition hardback
AuthorRoald Dahl
IllustratorQuentin Blake
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildren's novel
PublisherJonathan Cape (UK hardback)
Alfred Knopf (US hardback)
Puffin Books (paperback)
Publication date
1981
Media typePrint (Hardback, Paperback)
Pages96
 
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George's Marvellous Medicine
George's Marvellous Medicine first edition.jpg
British first edition hardback
AuthorRoald Dahl
IllustratorQuentin Blake
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildren's novel
PublisherJonathan Cape (UK hardback)
Alfred Knopf (US hardback)
Puffin Books (paperback)
Publication date
1981
Media typePrint (Hardback, Paperback)
Pages96

George's Marvellous Medicine is a children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, first published in 1981. The book was praised for its imitativeness and humour, but was also criticised for its underdeveloped plot and somewhat abrupt ending.

A popular book for reading to children in primary/elementary school, great care was taken by teachers to warn children not to attempt to recreate the 'medicine' at home due to the hazardous nature of some of the ingredients.

An audio reading was released with Richard E. Grant narrating.


Television version[edit]

Rik Mayall read this story for the BBC's Jackanory programme, in a widely acclaimed performance.