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The Witches

Roald Dahl; Pictures by Quentin Blake

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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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"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
"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

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  • Roald Dahl; Pictures by Quentin Blake

  • 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.
  • Roald Dahl Photo by Mark Gerson
    Roald Dahl
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The Witches

Roald Dahl; Pictures by Quentin Blake

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books of the Y, New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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