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.
Of all his children novels, Roald Dahl's "Witches" has always gotten very upset parents' reactions and protests from his detractors. Read morePublished 14 days 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 25 days 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 27 days ago by Taeyun LIM
bought as a Christmas gift for my 8 year old niece. she is enjoying it!Published 1 month ago by L Bailey
I have not read this book, but instead listened to it by a CD. Though it has already been a few months since I finished listening to it, I can still remember most of the parts that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by eunji kim