Magic finger roald dahl summary

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magic finger roald dahl summary

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?

To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun. To the girl who lives next door, its 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 shes very, very angry, the little girls Magic Finger takes over. She really can’t control it, and now its turned the Greggs into birds! Before they know it, the Greggs are living in a nest, and thats just the beginning of their problems…
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To the Gregg family, hunting is just plain fun.
Roald Dahl

The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger is a children's story published by Roald Dahl in Although the original edition had illustrations by William Pene du Bois, there have been later editions of the book with illustrations by Pat Mariott, Tony Ross, and Quentin Blake. The girl possesses a power to punish people who make her cross called "the magic finger" but she has no control over what it does or when it happens. Although they are her friends, the girl becomes annoyed at the Greggs shooting and killing ducks and thus she points the magic finger at them. The next day the Greggs wake up as tiny people with wings instead of arms and their house is taken over by four human-size ducks with arms instead of wings.

This website uses cookies. You can find a list of the cookies we use and what we use them for here , where you will also find information about how to change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise we'll assume you're OK to continue. When the girl in this story gets cross, strange things start happening. Above all, she can't bear it when people are cruel to animals. So when her neighbours the Greggs go shooting, her magic finger teaches them a lesson they'll never forget

The Magic Finger. Title of the book : The Magic Finger. The book's writer : Roald Dahl. Number of pages: 57 pages. The main character: It's a little girl who is friend with the Greggs.

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The Magic Finger is a fantasy story written by Roald Dahl in The Magic Finger is narrated by an eight-year-old girl growing up on a farm in the English countryside, next door to the Gregg family who have a passion for hunting. The titular "Magic Finger" is an ability she has that activates inadvertently whenever she gets intensely angry: the finger shoots out a beam of energy that apparently seeks out whoever has angered the girl, with unpredictable consequences. One day, the girl sees Mr. Gregg and his two sons returning home from a hunt with a deer they have killed, and they make fun of her when she admonishes them.


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    The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Summary from Goodreads: What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted?.

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