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The witches
Roald Dahl
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Mustafa said:
This book was first published in 1983, its a really old book. I just finished reading it, and I really liked it. As the title says its all about witches and ghouls, all these creatures. I think anyone would like this book as much as I did.
posted Oct 30, 2009 at 10:20AM
Mustafa said:
This book was first published in 1983, its a really old book. I just finished reading it, and I really liked it. As the title says its all about witches and ghouls, all these creatures. I think anyone would like this book as much as I did.
posted Oct 30, 2009 at 10:20AM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Beloved author Roald Dahl possessed the delightful ability to write children’s books that his readers never outgrow. Maybe it’s because of his dark, quirky comic timing. Maybe it’s because he treats his readers with respect, intelligence, and good humor. Maybe it’s simply because he’s a storyteller of the highest order who infuses his books with whimsical charm, irresistible heroes and villains, and loads of magic and wonder. Plus, Roald Dahl has an extraordinary imagination. The Witches is one of his best. A boy and his impressive Norwegian grandmother are vacationing at a glamorous hotel. The boy leads a wondrous life—thanks to grandma’s unconventional theories of childrearing, he can explore all he wants, rarely has to bathe, and knows everything there is to know about witches. The cigar-smoking, wise-as-an-owl grandmother is an expert on witches. She knows they find children by smell (hence the benefits of remaining unwashed). She knows they’re bald and wear itchy wigs. She knows they disguise their curvy claws and square feet in long gloves and pointy shoes. She knows they’re foul, wicked creatures whose goal is to rid the world of little children. But all this knowledge does little good when the Grand High Witch of the World and her coven take a vacation at the very same hotel. Our intrepid little boy hero overhears the witches’ diabolical plan, but he is caught, teased, tormented, and finally turned into a mouse before he has even a chance to think about doing anything to stop them. Now, how can a tiny little mouse and an ancient grandmother stop the world’s most powerful witches? The evil-in-our-midst plot makes The Witches scary, the intimate and direct voice of the little critter narrator makes it charming, and the twists and turns with witchy mythology make it fun fun fun. You simply cannot read The Witches too many times.
posted Feb 19, 2010 at 6:55PM
Avatar for becomethecatalyst becomethecatalyst said:
I Actually saw the movie before I read the book, however the book of course is even better, Roald dahl Again had outdone himself in writing yet another wonderful book.
posted Apr 7, 2011 at 11:10PM
Avatar for WolfMoon WolfMoon said:
Did you know that witches are everywhere? And they like to turn people into mice? Man, you're probably drowning in Roald Dahl by now. I need to stop.
posted Nov 16, 2012 at 4:38PM
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