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The Witches Paperback – June 1, 1998
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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 the Audio Cassette edition.
"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 --New Statesman --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
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I found it an utter pleasure, despite the fact that I am the kind of mother who found Grimm's fairy tales to be much too grim, and censored them for violence, when I read to my young children.
Dahl's fantasy is presented in matter-of-fact, ordinary language as if it were a newspaper story, and that is part of the enchantment. The narrator takes you in and bears you along in a story that becomes ever more fancifully bizarre. When you reach the ending, which would seem bleak if not for the cotton-candy spun delight of the story, you take it in stride.
"The Witches" is not for the literal-minded child, but for children who can understand a story as an exercise in imagination, it is highly recommended.
“I went down a long wide corridor and at the end of it I came to the ball-room. There were double-doors leading into it and in the front of the doors there was a large notice-board on a stand.”
I highly recommend this book because if you like goblins, bigfoot , and other myths I would read it if I were you. So get this book in your hands ASAP. If you’re also a fan of Roald Dahl READ IT!
I would recommend that a parent read the story first prior to reading it to their child. There are some scary scenes and the boy loses his parents in a car crash early in the book. I will leave it up to the parents to decide whether their child can handle these concepts.
All in all another compelling read from one of the great storytellers of our time.
We are half way through it and I am enjoying it as much as she is. Is the second half is a good as the first and you enjoy Roald Dahl as an author I wouldn't hesitate to purchase!