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ISBN13: 9780141301105
ISBN10: 0141301104
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Would you know a real witch if you saw one? They don't ride on broomsticks. They don't wear black capes or pointy hats. In fact, they don't look like witches at all. But one thing is certain: A real witch is the most dangerous of all living creatures. So you'd better learn to know one when you see one!

The young hero of this award-winning story learns that lesson in a hurry when he encouters a whole gruesome gang of them. He'll need all his wits about him to foil their wicked scheme — a dastardly plot to rid the world of children forever!

"A real witch is easily the most dangerous of all the living creatures on earth." But, if real witches disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies rather than flying around on broomsticks in pointy hats, how can you tell when you're face to face with one? Read this story and you'll find out all you need to know. You'll also meet a real hero, a wise old grandmother, and the most gruesome, grotesque gang of witches imaginable!

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"Funny, wise, deliciously disgusting, a real book for children." The Whitbread Award Judges (UK)

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"A satisfying tale. Mr Dahl is a master of the improbable." New York Times

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"One of Dahl's best...funny, yes, but a little scary as well." Booklist

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"A fast moving, well-paced adventure. Blake's scratchy black-and-white line drawings perfectly complement this novel." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Meet a hero, a wise old grandmother, and the most gruesome, grotesque gang of witches imaginable!

About the Author

Roald Dahl is, quite simply, one of the best-loved children's book authors of all time. He died in 1990 in Oxford, England, at the age of 74.

Quentin Blake has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books. The Children's Laureate of the United Kingdom, he teaches illustration at the Royal College of Art in London.

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iluvanimals517, December 29, 2007 (view all comments by iluvanimals517)
This is a winner! A wonderful story of a boy and his grandmother, who are the only ones that know the secrets of the witches!
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touraybinta, January 29, 2007 (view all comments by touraybinta)
oh my god this book is so great! i read it in 1 day.u have to read this book cause it will blow u off the top. it is not creepy cause of the title its just gooooooooood. i mean so so so so good u have to read this because if u dont u will miss out on a lot of fun and i really mean it so read that book and i have to say its a great book.
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Fredrikke48, December 6, 2006 (view all comments by Fredrikke48)
It's one of my favourite books.I have read a 1000 times. It's incredible. Roald Dahl is awesome.
I think that the way he gets the characters views from is incredible. I just wanna read more and more and more. I wanna know what happens when they go to the witches headquarters and continue on their witch destroying plan.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141301105
Author:
Dahl, Roald
Publisher:
Puffin
Illustrator:
Blake, Quentin
Illustrated by:
Blake, Quentin
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
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:
Action & Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.78x5.08x.58 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 208 pages Puffin Books - English 9780141301105 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Funny, wise, deliciously disgusting, a real book for children."
"Review" by , "A satisfying tale. Mr Dahl is a master of the improbable."
"Review" by , "One of Dahl's best...funny, yes, but a little scary as well."
"Review" by , "A fast moving, well-paced adventure. Blake's scratchy black-and-white line drawings perfectly complement this novel."
"Synopsis" by , Meet a hero, a wise old grandmother, and the most gruesome, grotesque gang of witches imaginable!
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