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The Witches - Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl
The Witches
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When the young hero of Roald Dahl’s story is orphaned in an automobile accident, he is left in the care of his aged grandmother—a  formidable cigar-smoking lady who happens to be a retired expert on dealing with witches. In spite of her warnings about how to spot these horrific creatures, her... show more
When the young hero of Roald Dahl’s story is orphaned in an automobile accident, he is left in the care of his aged grandmother—a  formidable cigar-smoking lady who happens to be a retired expert on dealing with witches. In spite of her warnings about how to spot these horrific creatures, her grandson accidentally wanders into the annual convocation of the witches of England—and overhears the horrifying plans in store for every child in the country. But before he can escape to reveal the witches’ plot, he is captured and turned into a mouse. However, he is no ordinary mouse and this is no ordinary tale. Along with a new introduction--in which James Patterson guarantees this book will "get kids addicted to reading!"--this thirtieth-anniversary edition includes photographs, reproductions of original manuscript pages, and a fascinating and funny reminiscence by editor Stephen Roxburgh on working with Roald Dahl.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780374384593 (0374384592)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Calyre
Calyre rated it
"Si vous avez de bonnes pensées, elles feront briller votre visage comme des rayons de soleil et vous serez toujours radieux" - Roald Dahl
ashleydavis
ashleydavis rated it
The book The Witches by Roald Dahl is about a group of witches who hide in secret and are sought to be defeated by a young boy.He devises a plan to take down the grand high witch which succeeds and the boy-turned mouse saves the day. I remember reading this story when I was in about the fourth grade...
Mrs. Williams' Favorite Children's Books
Mrs. Williams' Favorite Children's Books rated it
4.0
The Witches is a book about a little boy vacationing with his grandma. While on vacation, he encounters witches, and gets himself into quite a predicament. This books is appropriate for grades 4-6. While reading this book with the class, plot structure can be deeply analyzed.
Books for my Classroom
Books for my Classroom rated it
4.0 The Witches
I have read the book and seen the movie and like always, the book was better! This book was read to me when I was in elementary school. The book is about a little boy and his grandmother and the grandmother believes in witches. While they are staying at a hotel, a convention is eing held and the gra...
Miss. Harrison's Virtual Library
Miss. Harrison's Virtual Library rated it
5.0 The Witches
This is a very cute book that will keep the students imagination flowing. We are reading this at Centreville Middle right now with my 5th graders. The young boy in the book lost both of his parents in a car crash. He goes to live with his grandmother and she tells him stories about the witches that ...
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