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The Magic Finger

Written by Roald Dahl & illustrated by Quentin Blake
Published by Puffin Books
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Jan 22, 2009
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From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG comes the story of a young girl with an incredible power!

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….

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Who Wrote The Magic Finger

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com

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Who Illustrated The Magic Finger

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Quentin Blake

<b>Sir Quentin Blake</b>, the first-ever Children’s Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated nearly 300 books, including most of Roald Dahl’s children’s books. He lives in London.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780142413852
Publication Date:
January 22, 2009
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
234448352
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0142413852
Lexile® Level:
HL560L
Scholastic Level:
F
ATOS® Book Level:
3.1
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
9268
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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