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by Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Published by Harper Collins. 1st thus. 1991

Very good condition. Part of 'The Best of Roald Dahl' Series. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w illustrations.

Bumping and fading to spine. Contents are excellent.

ISBN: 0001854348
Stock no. 2129846

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  • The narrator is an unnamed eight-year-old girl who hates hunting, particularly from the neighbouring Gregg family. She tries to talk the Greggs out of it, but either they laugh at her, or they ignore her completely. The girl possesses an ability known as the Magic Finger, which is triggered whenever she gets upset and sees red. She will then blast a beam of magical energy from her finger which can permanently disfigure the person she is upset at. After turning her teacher Mrs. Winter into a cat, she swears that she will never use the finger again. However, she gives in to temptation and uses it again when she finally has had enough of the Greggs' mocking of her hatred for hunting.

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