The bond between the boy and his grandmother becomes the centerpiece of the tale--a partnership of love and understanding that survives even the boy's unfortunate transformation into a mouse. And once the two have teamed up to outwitch the witches, the boy's declaration that he's glad he's a mouse because he will now live only as long as his grandmother is far more poignant than eerie.
Of course, there's adventure here along with Dahl's trademark cleverness and sense of the grotesque. Dahl also communicates some essential truths to children: if they smoke cigars, they'll never catch cold, and, most importantly, they should never bathe, because a clean child is far, far easier for a witch to smell than a dirty one. (Ages 7 to 10, or read aloud to younger children) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of the best children book I have ever read with my children. Very captivating. No better way to get children attention than a great story.Published 5 days ago by D. Lau
I think The Witches by Roald Dahl is one of the best books I have ever read. It has awesome details. I loved it. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Student
It's Roald Dahl, need we really say more? My mischievous, active children love all of his books and have even memorized several passages. Read morePublished 13 days ago by B. Kennedy
one of my fave books of all time....and perfect to read during the month of October. Its fun to read the book then watch the movie with the kids and compare....Published 1 month ago by 2girlMommy