The Magic Finger

Have YOU ever been angry with someone? What if every time a person upset you, you could zap them with your magic flashing finger? This story is about a little girl who can do just that! She turns her horrible teacher into a creature with whiskers and a tail. And as for the nasty Greggs family who hunt ducks next door – her magic finger has something very special in store for THEM! Quack! With a wonderful message about getting what you give, this classic Roald Dahl favourite will delight readers young and old.

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  • loved it

    It is a great and magical story! The Gregg family turning into birds and much more!

    24 January 2015

  • loved it

    Really good

    22 March 2014

  • This is about a little girl who has a magic finger.

    9 March 2014

  • liked it

    A funny story bit I have seen better books by Roald Dahl

    5 March 2014

  • liked it

    This book is extremely well written and really hilarious I found it really interesting how much people do and don’t respect animals.

    20 June 2013

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!


    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

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