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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

When the young hero of Roald Dahls story is orphaned in an automobile accident, he is left in the care of his aged grandmother—a  formidable cigar-smoking lady who happens to be a retired expert on dealing with witches. In spite of her warnings about how to spot these horrific creatures, her grandson accidentally wanders into the annual convocation of the witches of England—and overhears the horrifying plans in store for every child in the country. But before he can escape to reveal the witches plot, he is captured and turned into a mouse. However, he is no ordinary mouse and this is no ordinary tale.

Along with a new introduction--in which James Patterson guarantees this book will "get kids addicted to reading!"--this thirtieth-anniversary edition includes photographs, reproductions of original manuscript pages, and a fascinating and funny reminiscence by editor Stephen Roxburgh on working with Roald Dahl.

Synopsis:

"An orphan boy...discovers the true nature of witches and then has the misfortune to be transformed into a mouse by The Grand High Witch of All the World...A curious but honest tale which deals with matters of crucial importance to children: smallness, the existence of evil in the world, mourning, separation, death." --The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.
 
The Witches is a 1984 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.

About the Author

Roald Dahl's wonderful and outrageous tales continue to delight children the world over. Some of his most beloved stories include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and The Witches.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374384579
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Boys / Men
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20130827
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.55 x 6.48 x 0.82 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 240 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374384579 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
"An orphan boy...discovers the true nature of witches and then has the misfortune to be transformed into a mouse by The Grand High Witch of All the World...A curious but honest tale which deals with matters of crucial importance to children: smallness, the existence of evil in the world, mourning, separation, death." --The New York Times Book Review

"Synopsis" by ,
A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.
 
The Witches is a 1984 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.
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