The Witches

by Roald Dahl

Penguin UK Juvenile | March 26, 2013 | Trade Paperback

The Witches is rated 4.8889 out of 5 by 9.

The Grand High Witch of all the World has gathered together the witches of England for an annual conference at the Hotel Magnificent in Bournemouth. Their agenda is the elimination of all the children in the country and the prospects for their young victims look bleak. But her Grand High Witch and her cronies have reckoned without the spark and ingenuity of a young guest at the hotel and his rather brilliant grandmother.

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Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 0.7 in

Published: March 26, 2013

Publisher: Penguin UK Juvenile

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141346418

ISBN - 13: 9780141346410

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I remember reading this book when I was a kid. I couldn't put it down and I read it at least 8 times. I have been looking for this book for years but couldn't remember the title. Imagine my surprise when I remembered it, lol. Anyhow; I would highly recomend this book for all children, teens and even adults. Don't pass it up!!! Roald Dahl rocks!!!
Date published: 2007-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really cool I think this book is great because its a funny book, the movie is funny too. This is one of my favourite Roald Dahl books. I would recommend this to other children.
Date published: 2006-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read! Roald Dahl writes a very good book once again, but there are two things, redundant in all his books, that I really dislike. Firstly, the font. Call me crazy but if the book has a good font it seems much better. The font in 'The Witches' is terrible. Secondly, the lack of description. I know he's a children's writer but description never hurt. Anyway, a good read, captivating plot: 80% (that's honours you know).
Date published: 2006-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Witches are real! This book was excellent!!!! It is about a boy, Luke and his grandmother that go to a hotel in England where they find Thousands of witches. The most dangerous and powerful witch is the Grand high witch. Luke meets Bruno, a very fat boy that loves food! The Grand High witch has turned Bruno into a mouse.... Read the book to find out more!!!!!! I loved this book so much! If you read this book don't forget to see the movie! The movie was released in 1990. Roald Dahl has created a magical world full of adventure.
Date published: 2003-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best ! I think the witches is an excellent book . I highly recommend it ! If you have the money buy it . Roald Dahl is the best author in the world . Just trust me, I wouldn't lie .
Date published: 2002-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! This book is awesome, good for all ages.Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors!
Date published: 2000-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Wacky Witches Review This book is an excellant read for those who love to escape reality and yet remain assured it is real. 'The Witches' is a wonderful fantasy book, complete with neat drawings and a storyline that is sure to attract readers of all ages. When I began reading, it was slow to start, but as I continued, I didn't want to put it down. I enjoyed putting myself in the place of the hero and the suspense grew as I ventured further into this book. I reccommend 'The Witches' for anyone who has an imagination. and if you don't have one, this book will surely get you one.
Date published: 2000-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roald Dahl ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!! This is one of the best books I ever read. Roald Dahl is the best author there is.
Date published: 2000-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Witches, By: Roald Dahl The Frist time someone introduced me to Roald Dahl was in the third grade and ever since then I have loved all his work. The best book that he wrote was The Witches. I have never been so into a book. I now have purchesed this amaizing book at the age of 16 and I'll hold on to this book and share the exciting twists and turns that are found in this book. I hope that all who read it will find it as great as I have.
Date published: 2000-01-06

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The Witches

by Roald Dahl

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.75 × 5.05 × 0.7 in

Published: March 26, 2013

Publisher: Penguin UK Juvenile

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141346418

ISBN - 13: 9780141346410

From the Publisher

The Grand High Witch of all the World has gathered together the witches of England for an annual conference at the Hotel Magnificent in Bournemouth. Their agenda is the elimination of all the children in the country and the prospects for their young victims look bleak. But her Grand High Witch and her cronies have reckoned without the spark and ingenuity of a young guest at the hotel and his rather brilliant grandmother.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

About the Author

Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.