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 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 24 days ago by 2girlMommy
“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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Rachel12345