Monday, December 14, 2009

The Magic Finger By Roald Dahl, reviewed by Niharika Shukla

The Magic Finger By Roald Dahl

Reviewed by
Name: Niharika Shukla (10 years)
School: Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, Humayun Road, New Delhi.

‘The Magic Finger ' is about a girl who turns the Greg family into tiny winged people. Whenever this girl gets cross with someone she zaps them with her magic finger and turns them into something. Mr. Greg and his sons loved hunting. One day they killed sixteen wild ducks. This made the girl very angry, so the next day she turned them into the size of a wild duck with wings. As a turn in the story, four huge wild ducks captured their house and tried to hunt them. Everything became normal when the Gregs promised not to hunt.
The author wants to say that, if we hunt animals, one day it may so happen that animals may hunt us.
The entire novel is written in first person. The author has used easy and humourous language. The author has woven the story well and has etched the characters in detail.
The character I liked the most was the girl because she did not like the hunting of animals and used the magic finger correctly.
Roald Dahl has written many books for children, like 'James and the Giant Peach', 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory', 'George and the Marvelous Medicine' and others.
‘ The Magic Finger ‘ ranks among the top.

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