The Witches

The Witches

Audiobook CD - 2006
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A courageous young boy struggles to save the children of Britain from the nasty schemes of the Grand High Witch of the World.
Publisher: HarperCollins Audio p2006
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9780060536169
0060536160
Branch Call Number: CDB JF DAHL-R
Characteristics: 4 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Redgrave, Lynn 1943-2010

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 17, 2017

Wow, The Witches has got to be my favourite book ever. It was so smartly written that I honestly thinking Roald Dahl is some sort of genius! The Witches is a book about a young boy who lives with his grandmother since he lost his parents. His grandmother has told him stories of witches, evil women who kidnap and hate children; they wear square-fronted heels because they have no toes, and their spit is blue, and they wear wigs to cover their bald heads. One day, whilst the protagonist and his grandmother are on vacation, Bruno finds himself in the middle of the biggest witch meeting and hears their plan to turn children into mice. When he is discovered behind the stage curtain, the Witches use him as their experiment and he is turned into a mouse. If Bruno and his Grandmother don’t take down the Grand High Witch… you could be next. I love love love this book, highly recommend! Rating 5/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

JCLLauraH Sep 15, 2017

I read this to my 7-year-old daughter and she loved it. It was a little scary with witches disposing of children in a variety of delightful ways (turning them to mice being one of them) but if you have a child who likes a bit of a fright, this is a good choice. Keep in mind it's a classic, so it has a bit of a harsher tone than some of the newer fiction for young children (for example, the word "stupid" is used a few times, which you hardly ever see in a book for young children anymore. It's a lot of fun to read aloud, and if you enjoy the book, there is also a relatively amusing movie to go along with it.

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pink_dog_5495
Jul 14, 2017

BEST BOOK EVER!!!! When I read it I read it agein.

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slwelgama
May 01, 2017

Amazing book, I really recommend it. 😁😁😁

JCLJuliaB Dec 14, 2016

I adored this book as a child and love it just as much in adulthood. A less known classic of Roald Dahl's.

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shkermany
Aug 15, 2016

I liked this book because it had a very adventurous theme. I liked the part the witch took her mask of and showed her real face.

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vithalbhai
Jul 21, 2016

awsome action book for kids

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gbarreiro
Jul 01, 2015

This book is great but if you wish to watch the movie..............................BEWARE it's really REALLY CREEPY! I loved the quote when he and his grandma say" My darling," she said at last," are you sure you don't mind being a mouse for the rest of your life?" " I don't mind at all," I said. " It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like so long as some body loves you."The Witches Hope you read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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pplarel
Jan 08, 2015

Read this out loud to a class of first graders, they found hysterical (I enjoyed using voices!). The kids didn't seem to find it scary but, it had been a long time since I had read it and I found it terrifying!

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meghanajain
Nov 26, 2014

This book is way too good and it can't get better! This book will make you laugh and smile! :)

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This book is excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jgrnlees
Sep 20, 2011

Violence: Parents should note that the witches hate children and their purpose in life is to rid the world of them. The spells are not particularly gruesome, but the results and effects can be. Very young children might be too frightened and should not read this book without parental consent.

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