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.
I loved this book! (And the movie!) I'm very happy to have a hard copy.Published 4 days ago by k Stanley
This was my fav out of his books. Just re-read it to a bunch of kids and we all loved it.
Scary level: fine for most kids older than 6
Reading level: most children... Read more
I loved this book as a kid, and I love being able to share it with my kids now! My three- and five-year-olds were totally captivated by the story. Highly recommend!Published 14 days ago by m. r.
Of all his children novels, Roald Dahl's "Witches" has always gotten very upset parents' reactions and protests from his detractors. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Omnes
I love Roald Dahl, but this book disturbed me from the beginning: making children disappear? Red hot hatred for children? Read morePublished 1 month ago by J.P.
as i am a very big fan of Roald dahl, i read almost all books from Roald Dahl like Chalie and the chocolate factory, The BFG,Fantastic Mr Fox, Marvellous Medicine,Esio trot etc.. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Taeyun LIM