The Witches

Wow: so many deliciously frightening characters, including the truly terrible Grand High Witch. Roald Dahl’s most blood-chilling story is a transfixing tale to terrify and bewitch. The witches hate children with a sizzling red-hot hatred. They have sorcery in their fingers and devilry in their blood. On the outside, they look like ordinary women. They wear gloves to hide their sharp claws, and wigs to cover their bald heads. But these hideous crones mean to destroy every last child in the world. Can one boy and his brave grandma stop them?

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  • loved it

    I LOVED this book and still do the best seriously and poor little boy (mouse)kreepy witch lolxxxxx love this age 5-8 probably wont understand most of it lolxxvery nice.

    21 November 2015

  • Loved it. A wonderful and funny novel by Roald Dahl.

    22 October 2015

  • loved it

    roald Dahl is the greatest story teller ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

    26 September 2015

  • I was nearly screaming when the whiches wee talking about an way to turn all of the children in England to mice

    3 February 2015

  • loved it

    I love this book. One of the best books of Roald Dahl. Its scary but awesome!!!

    16 January 2015

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!


    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

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