Written by Roald Dahl
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The Witches was first published in 1983 and is repackaged here for the 30th Anniversary. As with many of Dahl's works it is wonderfully illustrated throughout by Quentin Blake. A young boy and his grandmother uncover a plot by The Witches to get rid of every single child on earth.
The Good Book Guide Review. The scary thing about ‘real witches' is that they look quite ordinary. So watch out! Dahl gives the reader some clues (witches are bald, so wear wigs; claw-nailed, so wear gloves), nevertheless our hero gets caught by ‘the ladies' and turned into a mouse. But he and his ancient, fat. cigar¬smoking grandmother survive to plan their revenge!
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise. Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatures, but can they get rid of them for good?
A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams
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