This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! "In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch." Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him. Ages 7-12. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"How is it it's so real you think it must be true ... and so fantastic you can't begin to guess what will happen next?" New Statesman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Roald Dahl has never written a dull book in his life, and I enjoyed this. He brings his own Norwegian heritage into the book (to an extent). Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jeri Massi
My daughter loved it.... it was recommended by her school. She is going into 5th grade and we thought it would be a great summer book.Published 14 days ago by Khalilah Palmer
This book was awesome, a little worn which was to be expected but I feel like it gives a little more characterPublished 18 days ago by Kelsey
Classic wicked adventure that continues to delight. This is obviously written for children but there is still plenty of fun in a quick (re)read for an adult, particularly if you... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book! I owe my ability to read to Roald Dahl. Definitely recommend!Published 2 months ago by Helena