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The witches

by Dahl, Roald,

Format: Print Book 2013
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Summary

When the young hero of Roald Dahl's 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-6. One of Dahl's best about a boy who is turned into a mouse, but who nevertheless takes on the Grand High Witch of the World. Funny, yes, but a little scary as well."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Witches -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus Giroux,2013
Edition 30th anniversary ed.
Contributors Blake, Quentin, illustrator.
Language English
Notes First published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, 1983.
Afterword by Stephen Roxburgh: Memories of editing The witches.
Description xiii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780374384593}q (hc.)
0374384592
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