The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger

eBook - 2013
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What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, it's just plain horrible. She tries to be polite. She tries to talk them out of it, but the Greggs only laugh at her. Then one day the Greggs go too far, and the little girl turns her Magic Finger on them. When she's very, very angry, the little girl's Magic Finger takes over. She really can't control it, and now it's turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and that's just the beginning of their problems....
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781101636312
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Nov 07, 2019

W,B 560L 8 - 12 years

apollospacefan Dec 10, 2017

A Roald Dahl book with a good moral at the end. The family likes hunting for fun, and the girl next door uses her magic finger to teach them a lesson about being hunted. "Oh, that magic finger, I cried. What has it done to my friends."

Apr 02, 2015

I found the huge ducks and the idea of eating the apples the way described hilarious!
Quentin Blake's illustrations are great.

Sep 10, 2011

This is a great book for children. The illustrations by Tony Ross are a great accompaniment to Roald Dahl's prose. I really enjoyed the magic/fantasy element to this story. My only disappointment is that the little girl wasn't named. And without her there wouldn't have been a story. Please note that young readers may have trouble reading the book, but I do believe it is a book that young readers would enjoy having read to them. Also, the copy I read was the University District Branch's and is not the 1966 edition of this book. UNI's copy is the 1993 edition featuring the illustrations by Tony Ross (copyright 1989). This particular book is also 64 pages long.


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