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.
“The Witches” is a story of a boy and his grandmother who go to a hotel overrun with witches. Witches never like children. Will the boy make it alive or die? Read morePublished 49 minutes ago by Room5B
Shipped very quickly, but did not appear to be "new" as the condition stated. Still looked great and it's an excellent read. Thanks!Published 5 days ago by Rachel12345
my favourite part was when the boy turned into a mouse and saved the dayPublished 1 month ago by michael carroll