The Witches

The Witches

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 206 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 15mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 16 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 014241011X
  • ISBN 13: 9780142410110
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 555

Product description

This is not a fairy tale. This is about "real" witches. Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories--but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!

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Author information

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career. After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated. Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans. Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site:

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By Jenny 29 Aug 2012 5

This book is funny, scary and TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!! All at the same time! I recommend to read this at age 10 or over at least. Watch out there's witch about! I think Roald Dahl had fun writing this book. The witches have no toes, they have no hair, they have claws, they have big noses for smelling out kids, and they have blue spit! My fav part of the book is when they turn into mice! You have to read this book. And also I recommend that you should read not just this book but all of his books!

P.S. If you want to go hunting for some witches take my advice, but watch out they could be watching!