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Have YOU ever been angry with anyone? What if every time someone upset you, you could zap them with your magic flashing finger? One day, a little girl discovers that she can do just that! She can turn her teacher into a creature with whiskers and a tail. And as for the nasty Greggs family who hunt ducks next door… her magic finger has something very special in store for THEM! Quack! With a wonderful moral message about getting what you give, this classic favourite from Roald Dahl will delight even the most reluctant readers.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.1; Lower years; 0.5 points

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  • 64 pages


UK edition


Roald Dahl

7433 roald dahl 206757


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  1. Default avatar

    on 24 January 2015

    It is a great and magical story! The Gregg family turning into birds and much more!

    5out of 5
  2. Pearl 113298

    on 22 March 2014

    Really good

    5out of 5
  3. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 March 2014

    This is about a little girl who has a magic finger.

  4. Flat stanley thumb 225

    on 5 March 2014

    A funny story bit I have seen better books by Roald Dahl

    4out of 5
  5. Hayley 113303

    on 20 June 2013

    This book is extremely well written and really hilarious I found it really interesting how much people do and don’t respect animals.

    4out of 5
  6. Avatar owl 761790

    on 20 April 2013

    i liked it but it wasnt the best book i have read

    4out of 5
  7. Bellasara 113282

    on 18 April 2013


    4out of 5
  8. Monkey 113537

    on 28 March 2013

    This book is a very funny magical story. I am wondering why people start to itch when we are shy or shocked. Read to find out how the Gregg’s family turned into themselves again

    5out of 5
  9. Flat stanley thumb 225

    on 25 March 2013

    I like this book because it s funny and exciting! It is hard to put down. I like the bit were the lady’s arms turn into wings!

  10. Default avatar 807810

    on 15 March 2013

    I love it

  11. Jane blonde 113694

    on 10 March 2013

    Have YOU ever been angry with someone? What if every time a person upset you, you could zap them with your magic flashing finger? This story is about a little girl who can do just that! She turns her horrible teacher into a creature with whiskers and a tail. And as for the nasty Greggs family who hunt ducks next door – her magic finger has something very special in store for THEM! Quack! With a wonderful message about getting what you give, this classic Roald Dahl favourite will delight readers young and old.

  12. Gruffalo 113679

    on 7 March 2013

    Love it.

  13. Pearl 113298

    on 7 March 2013

    This is a great book on how a little girl , with the power of her finger, turned the Gregg family into what they shoot (ducks) is a great read

    5out of 5
  14. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 7 March 2013

    this book is just ok.

  15. Bellasara 113282

    on 7 March 2013

    Probably my favourite Roald Dahl book! I love the storyline.

    5out of 5
  16. Jane blonde 113694

    on 6 March 2013

    its about a girl who can has power in her finger

  17. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 6 March 2013

    i love it

  18. Avatar bat 761713

    on 5 March 2013

    This is a great book on how a little girl , with the power of her finger, turned the Gregg family into what they shoot (ducks) is a great read

    5out of 5
  19. Avatar lion 761782

    on 5 March 2013

    Not one of my faves but still a good book :)

  20. Avatar owl 761790

    on 5 March 2013

    Awesome so funny

  21. Gruffalo 113679

    on 5 March 2013

    Roald Dahl is just too cool, his imagination and brilliant story telling makes for amazing and simply timeless books. A little girl with the power to zap things in to the way she wants them? brilliant

    4out of 5
  22. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013

    roald dahl is epic!

  23. Avatar bat 761713

    on 4 March 2013

    Roald Dahl is hilarious

    5out of 5
  24. Dora thumb 222

    on 4 March 2013

    This is about a girl whose finger is magic and turns a family into ducks.

  25. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013

    I think this wa superb as this shows the felling of the girl. it includes all the elements of a good book. And it is funny too. the best part of the book is when the family became birds.they are shocked

    5out of 5
  26. Pearl 113298

    on 4 March 2013

    I think this is the first long-ish book I read! It’s a great story.

  27. Bellasara 113282

    on 24 February 2013

    I have read it Really good

  28. Evie 113313

    on 22 February 2013

    it was the coolest book i ever read. it is magical.she is the coolest girl on earth.

    5out of 5
  29. Avatar robot 761806

    on 21 February 2013

    its funny!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Avatar princess 761798

    on 16 February 2013

    This is a wonderful adventurous book with a miracle in ths story (that’s what it’s mainly based on). I find Roald Dahl book interesting..ESPECIALLY THIS ONE!

  31. Bellasara 113282

    on 16 February 2013

    I think it is good but not one of the best books. I think that it is for younger children about 5-6. It is quite short so if you’re quite a confident reader then longer books would be better for you. When I read it I was six and I found it exiting but now i am eight I think it is quite boring. By Ella

    3out of 5
  32. Default avatar

    on 11 January 2013

    It is a lovely and enjoyful book. By funny29

  33. Avatar cat 761729

    on 9 May 2012

    very good book, my class teacher read it to my class and I.

    4out of 5
  34. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 7 March 2012

    this book is quite funny, i would reccomend it to everyone.

  35. Avatar lion 761782

    on 7 March 2012

    I’d love to have a magic finger! This book was great! * * * * *! This is one of the best books ever!

  36. Default avatar

    on 5 March 2012

    I loved it!

    5out of 5
  37. Clarice thumb 136

    on 4 March 2012

    I thought the magic finger was such a funny mini read, and couldn’t put it down. I think it’s one of those books, that you just have to read, to understand the humour behind it, but it’s another fantabulistic book from Roald Dahl. Fantastic!

  38. Avatar lion 761782

    on 2 March 2012

    loved it!

  39. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 1 March 2012

    A brilliant book that I’d recommend to everyone

  40. Avatar cat 761729

    on 1 March 2012


  41. Lion 113522

    on 26 February 2012

    I read this book in primary it is#wicked!

  42. Clarice thumb 136

    on 18 September 2011


    3out of 5
  43. Bellasara 113282

    on 8 September 2011

    Hi, This book is very good for early reader.Unfortuneatley this book didnt really suit me as I love a challenging book. I still do love reading Roald Dahl books but next time I’m going to have a look for a more challenging book. From Kim

  44. Goldie 113308

    on 17 August 2011

    i lloed the book

  45. Avatar crab 761750

    on 26 June 2011

    I have read this book, many of times. It is written in first person(I or me) and she tells her story of what she saw

    5out of 5