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The Witches

Written by Roald Dahl

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

The Witches Synopsis

The Grand High Witch of all the World has gathered together the witches of England for an annual conference at the Hotel Magnificent in Bournemouth. Their agenda is the elimination of all the children in the country and the prospects for their young victims look bleak. But the Grand High Witch and her cronies have reckoned without the spark and ingenuity of a young guest at the hotel and his rather brilliant grandmother...

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 Press Reviews

How is it it's so real you think it must be true . . . and so fantastic you can't begin to guess what will happen next? * New Statesman *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780224083874
Publication date: 2nd September 2010
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages

About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (Author) The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. ...

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