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The Magic Finger


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'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams
Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl!
Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork.

The story of a little girl with magical powers. When someone makes her angry she zaps a punishment on them with her magic flashing finger! This edition has a great new cover, with illustrations by Quentin Blake, and some new facts about Roald Dahl and his world.

Listen to THE MAGIC FINGER (with THE MINPINS ) and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios!

Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! inspired by the revolting Twits.

The Magic Finger Reviews | Toppsta

  • ISBN: 9780141346519
  • Pub Date: 7th February 2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 80

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3rd September '18
I read it to Lily aged 5 aged 5 & to RoseMars aged 5 aged 5
The Magic Finger 9780141346519
5 stars
One of Dahl's lesser known shorter books it is, however, a good one. My five year old twin girls really loved it and found it hilarious. About as subtle as a sledgehammer, this parable of the dangers of greed and killing animals for fun is great fun. As always Blake's illustrations are a wonderful accompaniment. 
13th April '18
I read it to Bobbin aged 10 aged 10
The Magic Finger 9780141346519
5 stars
The Magic Finger is essentially what all children wished they had - the ability to have the power to punish someone when they infuriate you.  In this case, a girl of eight has the power to turn people into animals when they make her cross, just by pointing her finger at them.  She dislikes the fact that her neighbours, including two young boys, shoot birds.  When she sees them return one day with a deer they have shot, her anger builds and the inevitable happens....

My son loved this book - I think he could relate to the anger and frustration of being a child that is helpless to question the actions of others.  I also liked that this story shows empathy towards animals, and questions the barbaric practice of hunting.
1st November '15
Elliemai read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
The Magic Finger 9780141346519
5 stars
This story is written in first person narrative and is about a girls which a finger that can magically change  people into animals when she is angry about something that they have done.  When she casts the spell in a family of four turning them into birds how will they survive in the open?   This is a brilliant book and I would recommend it to confident readers
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About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Biography
Roald Dahl is one of the world’s greatest children’s book authors. Born in Wales in 1916 to Norwegian parents, he was a mischievous child and was always in trouble at school.

His dark, unsentimental stories are said to have been influenced by several tragedies during his lifetime. When he was just three, his sister and father...

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About Quentin Blake

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Quentin Blake is a much celebrated English illustrator, author and lecturer. He was born in London in 1932 and is still very active, helping to decorate public spaces including hospitals, galleries and theatres with his drawings. In 2013 he was kni...

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