George?s maternal Grandma is a cranky old woman who is always complaining and bossing around the house. So, when George finally finds some time alone with her, he makes the most of it. Well, at least the most that a little boy can make of it. He replaces her medicine with a magic medicine that he hopes will cure her of her nastiness. Summary of the Book What is the best that you can do for someone who is mean to you? Give them a dose of their own medicine, of course! George, however, seems to have taken this literally and intends to concoct a magic medicine for his mean old grandma. Yes, that?s right. He?s going to blend in every random ingredient he finds and create a magic medicine out of these substances. No, he?s not stupid. He is going to add brown paint to this mixture to make it look like the original medicine and his horrid grandma will never know the difference. Off he goes into the kitchen and starts putting together all the ingredients. Here is an amusing list of what the medicine contains - deodorant, shampoo, floor polish, horseradish sauce, gin, animal medicines, engine oil, anti-freeze, and finally, the brown paint for colour. When he is done cooking the ingredients, George gives his grandma some of the medicine and waits. Well, something did happen. Something that left George dumbfounded and at awe of his new, marvellous medicine. Can you guess what it might be? About Roald Dahl Roald Dahl was a British short story writer, novelist, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter. He was born to Norwegian parents and served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. During this time, he became an intelligence officer and a flying ace. He rose to the rank of Acting Wing Commander. His short stories are popularly known for their unexpected endings, and his children?s stories are unsentimental with a bit of dark humour. Some of his works include: James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Twits and George?s Marvellous Medicine.