"He may have been only eight years old but he was a brave little boy. He was going to take this old woman on." - George's Marvellous Medicine
George is the only son of Mr and Mrs Kranky. He lives at home on a farm with his parents and his mother's own mother - miserable old Grandma, who orders George around and scares him with terrifying tall tales as soon as his Mum and Dad are out of the house.
Such a terror is George's Grandma that one day, when he's been left at home and instructed to give her her eleven o'clock medicine, he decides to conduct a little experiment.
"I'll make her a magic medicine, a medicine no doctor in the world has ever made before," he thinks.
And that's just what he does.
He's resourceful, is George, and experimental too. He wonders from room to room inspecting and collecting his medicinal ingredients and when eleven o'clock finally comes - well, Grandma doesn't quite know what's hit her.
And George? Well, George's experimental medicines leave him feeling he has touched the "edge of a magic world..."
Cool it, Grandma...
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George's Marvellous Medicine