Young George mixes a medicine to make his nasty grandmother more likeable, and once she drinks it she grows to immense proportions. George’s father wants the formula to breed a race of super-size livestock, but George can’t duplicate the recipe. His fourth try is a potion that shrinks the drinker to nothing – and greedy Grandma drinks it with expected results!
From the Back Cover
George’s grandma is a grizzly, grumpy, selfish old woman with pale brown teeth and a small puckered-up mouth like a dog’s bottom. Four times a day she takes a large spoonful of thick brown medicine, but it doesn’t seem to do her any good. She’s always just as horrid after she’s taken it as she was before.
So when George is left alone to look after her one morning, it’s just the chance he needs…
The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children’s books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.
Quentin Blake is well known as Roald Dahl’s principal illustrator but has also written and illustrated a great many picture books of his own, such as Mister Magnolia and Zagazoo. He was the first Children’s Laureate from 1999 to 2001 –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.