This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches.
Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!
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The Witches is arguably the Roald Dahl book most frequently banned in American libraries. I’m against banning books in principle, and I wouldn’t hesitate to give this book to a child—but I would certainly want to discuss its implications with the kid afterwards.Read Full Review of The Witches
One of the many, many things I love about Roald Dahl is the fact that his stories are not tame. He’s not afraid to go there, wherever “there” might be. He’s wild, surprising, unlikely and slightly macabre, and that makes his books very satisfying on an emotional level.Read Full Review of The Witches
Now that I'm firmly in my 30s, I'm brave enough to read the source. It was so much fun! It was (obviously) scary and suspenseful enough to satisfy most children but it had an element of silliness and impossibility that captures the imagination.Read Full Review of The Witches
This children’s book by Roald Dahl is not quite as funny as some of his others, but still contains many of his zany ideas and funny words...This is a very satisfying book. It is consistent and fresh all the way through, Dahl does not drop the story nor wrap up the ending in a strange way.Read Full Review of The Witches
Are you scared of witches? Well you should because the witches are everywhere. They dress up as ordinary ladies but they are evil and diabolical little sneaks. The witches hate children.Read Full Review of The Witches
Mesmerising, creepy, mentally evocative and pure entertainment, it was a joy to reread The Witches after many long decades - and reading it has inspired me once again to delve into my kids' Roald Dahl collection.Read Full Review of The Witches
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