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The Witches ★ The Witches PDF / Epub ✪ Author Roald Dahl – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk This is not a fairy tale This is about real witches Real witches don t ride around on broomsticks They don t even wear black cloaks and hats They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise t This is not a fairy tale This is about real witches Real witches don t ride around on broomsticks They don t even wear black cloaks and hats They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies So how can you tell when you re face to face with one Well, if you don t know yet you d better find out quickly because there s nothing a witch loathes quite as much as children and she ll wield all kinds of terrifying powers to get rid of them.

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • The Witches
  • Roald Dahl
  • English
  • 03 March 2017
  • 0590032496

About the Author: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world s bestselling authorsDahl s first published work, inspired by a meeting with C S Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake The story, about his wartime adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for , and propelled him into a career as a writer Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuelHis first children s book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in Dahl went on to create some of the best loved children s stories of the th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant PeachHe also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper s, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world wide acclaim Dahl wrotethan short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards in , for the collection Someone Like You in , for the story The Landlady and in , for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on Skin.



10 thoughts on “The Witches

  1. Jessica Jessica says:

    Warning Extremely Long Review and Childhood StorytellingWhen I was ten or eleven, I was sitting in the playground at summer camp, minding my own business and reading this book, when one of the playground supervisers came and asked me what I was reading When I showed it to him, his eyes got wide and he took the book from me Then he went to the trash can and started ripping it up, page by page And he washed his hands afterwards, to get rid of the filth It was a library book He was just goi Warning Extremely Long Review and Childhood StorytellingWhen I was ten or eleven, I was sitting in the playground at summer camp, minding my own business and reading this book, when one of the playground supervisers came and asked me what I was reading When I showed it to him, his eyes got wide and he took the book from me Then he went to the trash can and started ripping it up, page by page And he washed his hands afterwards, to get rid of the filth It was a library book He was just going on and on about how young children shouldn t read about witchcraft because they might want to become witches, etc etc If you ve read the book, you know that Dahl doesn t exactly idealize witches Well, when my dad came to pick me up, he let this guy have it yay Dad and I got a popsicle So the story ends well, but I always remember this incident when I see this book And because of that, this book is what I think of when I consider censorship and how detrimental it is to our society I barely remember what happens in The Witches, but I love it simply because of what it represents to me

  2. Starjustin Starjustin says:

    I didn t know what to expect when I started this book Believe it or not, this is the very first Roald Dahl book that I have experienced I enjoyed this book tremendously This chapter book tells a story of a grandma, a grandson, and their journey together is ridding the world of real witches and saving the world s children I will be readingof this author for sure I would recommend this book to everyone It is a fun read and well worth the experience

  3. JV (semi-hiatus) JV (semi-hiatus) says:

    A REAL WITCH hates children with a red hot sizzling hatred that issizzling and red hot than any hatred you could possibly imagineSo starts a splendiferous tale about a young boy telling his personal story about the absolute horrors of being turned into a mouse after having some run in with the real witches Although these witches weren t quite the cannibalistic ones found in Hansel and Gretel , they, nonetheless, attract children with a smorgasbord of treats, confectioneries, and dA REAL WITCH hates children with a red hot sizzling hatred that issizzling and red hot than any hatred you could possibly imagineSo starts a splendiferous tale about a young boy telling his personal story about the absolute horrors of being turned into a mouse after having some run in with the real witches Although these witches weren t quite the cannibalistic ones found in Hansel and Gretel , they, nonetheless, attract children with a smorgasbord of treats, confectioneries, and dainty sweets One way or the other, the kids disappear without a trace some being incorporated into an oil painting, others turned into stones, and some into fowls Talk about abduction The commonality that witches share was their unutterable loathing towards innocent children which was deeply unparalleled as most often, witches prefer to squish, squash, mash, bash, and fry their victims to oblivion and would always be busyplotting and scheming and churning and burning and whizzing and phizzing with murderous bloodthirsty thoughts. Quite distressing, I must say I wouldn t do that to kids However, I d prefer to use that kind of coldness towards some repulsive grown ups that I ve met in life Definitely, the inner warlock within me would love to break them, slash them, or even give them the white hot sparksA stupid vitch who answers backMust burn until her bones are black A foolish vitch vithout a brainMust sizzle in the fiery flame An idiotic vitch like youMust rrroast upon the barbecue A vitch who dares to say I m wrrrongVill not be vith us very longDandy and dotty, isn t it I must admit that real witches do exist in real life like those in the form of a wolf in sheep s clothing wearing some mask to conceal their true identity or even purpose, for that matter Others you might not need to call out as you d be frizzled to a fritter when you out them in such a reckless manner It is imperative that one knows how to recognise the devilry of witches here and one should be well equipped As Grandmamma puts it,You won t last long in this world if you don t know how to spot a witch when you see one Dahl has stupendously delivered another dark yet whimsical story Quite a tale really and it s okay to be a mouse although frightening in a world full of cats, witches, or humans as long as the mouse is cunning enough to circumnavigate the world and be one of the Davids against all the other Goliaths that one has to face throughout our lifetime It is also often imperative to let others know just by giving them a taste of their own medicine Pardon me as I need to acquire a blabbersnitch s beak, catspringer s tongue, crabcruncher s claw and some other materials to go into my cauldron And where s my wig, hat, nose, and shoes I ll be needing those to alter my appearance Blimey I might have bloody mixed them all inIt doesn t matter who you are or what you look like so long as somebody loves youAudiobook rating narrated by Miranda Richardson Narrative voice style Vocal characterisation Inflexion intonation Voice quality Audiobook verdict Exquisite performance, superbly brilliant, a must have

  4. Wendy Darling Wendy Darling says:

    Re read for our classics discussion Friday 10 30 Still had me giggling from the very first chapter.

  5. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Witches, Roald Dahl The Witches is a children s fantasy novel by the British writer Roald Dahl It was originally published in 1983 The story is set partly in Norway and partly in the United Kingdom, and features the experiences of a young British boy and his Norwegian grandmother in a world where child hating societies of witches secretly exist in every country The witches are all ruled by the extremely vicious and powerful Grand High Witch, who in the story has just arrived in England to The Witches, Roald Dahl The Witches is a children s fantasy novel by the British writer Roald Dahl It was originally published in 1983 The story is set partly in Norway and partly in the United Kingdom, and features the experiences of a young British boy and his Norwegian grandmother in a world where child hating societies of witches secretly exist in every country The witches are all ruled by the extremely vicious and powerful Grand High Witch, who in the story has just arrived in England to organise her worst plot ever But an elderly former witch hunter and her young grandson find out about the evil plan and now they must do everything to stop it 2001 1377 208 1382 9643053326 1383 1384 1385 1387 9789643053321 20 1377 61 9646612369 1389 143 1390 255 9789643698096 1392 1393 204 9786006767307 1394 80 9786002102164 1395 197 9786003593282 1395 104 1397 184

  6. James James says:

    Roald Dahl is in my top 3 of favorite children s authors I had read a few of his books as a child, but most of my exposure occurred as a young adult and while in college.The Witches was actually a book I read after the movie with Anjelica Huston was produced I am a huge fan of her work, and when she appeared in this movie, I was fascinated with the story I d definitely recommend reading the book first as the movie takes the story so much further.For one thing, the book has an unnamed narrator Roald Dahl is in my top 3 of favorite children s authors I had read a few of his books as a child, but most of my exposure occurred as a young adult and while in college.The Witches was actually a book I read after the movie with Anjelica Huston was produced I am a huge fan of her work, and when she appeared in this movie, I was fascinated with the story I d definitely recommend reading the book first as the movie takes the story so much further.For one thing, the book has an unnamed narrator and grandmother, whereas the movie is very detailed on the history of the characters, the various types of relationships, etc But both were still very good.It combines so many wonderful things for kids to love and to be scared of Witches who can turn little boys into well, I won t ruin the surprise Suffice it to say, this can be a bit of a scary theme.Dahl s style is so embracing and captivating His characters are intense The creativity and imagination from the works he s produced over the years is quite astonishing.The Grand High Witch runs the show here, and she won t let you forget it But it s the grandmother and the boy who may hold all the power A classic battle of good and evil with some fun thrown in between.A definite read for kids And adults When I was taking a course in college on Reading in the Elementary School, I had to read 150 children s books and produce a portfolio showing a lesson plan for each book Dahl featured in many of the lessons and books I had chosen, as I tried to incorporate some Newbery and Caldecott winners, but not all What a joy to re read these classics as a 21 year old thinking about becoming a teacher Though I didn t stay in the teaching field and possibly regret it to some degree , I will always go back to these books and this time period as one of the favorite parts of lifeAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by polldaddy poll 9729544 polldaddy poll 9719251

  7. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    I am not, of course, telling you for one second that your teacher actually is a witch All I am saying is that she might be one It is most unlikely But here comes the big but not impossible. After the tragic loss of his parents, a young boy goes to live with his much beloved grandmother He soon learns of the impossible witches exist And they re sole joy in life is to find ways to make children disappear Preferably in nasty and mysterious ways.We soon discovers how to recognize a w I am not, of course, telling you for one second that your teacher actually is a witch All I am saying is that she might be one It is most unlikely But here comes the big but not impossible. After the tragic loss of his parents, a young boy goes to live with his much beloved grandmother He soon learns of the impossible witches exist And they re sole joy in life is to find ways to make children disappear Preferably in nasty and mysterious ways.We soon discovers how to recognize a witch they have clawed hands which they hide under gloves, they disguise their toe less feet in pointy shoes and their spit has a faint blueish sheen They excel at hiding in plain sight REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women They live in ordinary houses and they work in ORDINARY JOBSHis fiercely protective grandmother does her absolute best to protect her grandson arming him with enough knowledge to recognize and evade capture of one terrifyingly normal looking neighborhood witch During one summer vacation, things becomes significantly hairythan expected An absolute delight to read Dahl truly outdoes himself combining the right amount of sweet and scary The grandmother grandson relation was absolutely splendid Highly, highly recommended It doesn t matter who you are or what you look like so long as somebody loves you. Audiobook CommentsLike the other Dahl books this is a full production presentation of the novel Plenty of side effects and the characterizations were wonderful though the Grand Witch was a bit difficult to understand I felt like such an oldie by having to rewind it to hear what she said The Finer Books Club 2018 Reading Challenge A banned bookYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading

  8. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    The clever and courageous tale of a young boy and his spirited grandmother who fight witches together.

  9. Lisa Lisa says:

    Down vith children Do them in Boil their bones and fry their skin Bish them, sqvish them, bash them, mash them Brrreak them, shake them, slash them, smash them Offer chocs vith magic powder Oh, thank goodness for the likes of Roald Dahl, who can combine the scary with the funny stuff and open a treasure chest of children s fairy tales with all the wisdom humanity is capable of which, of course, still is quite limited.As a child, I was terrified and fascinated at the same time when I read t Down vith children Do them in Boil their bones and fry their skin Bish them, sqvish them, bash them, mash them Brrreak them, shake them, slash them, smash them Offer chocs vith magic powder Oh, thank goodness for the likes of Roald Dahl, who can combine the scary with the funny stuff and open a treasure chest of children s fairy tales with all the wisdom humanity is capable of which, of course, still is quite limited.As a child, I was terrified and fascinated at the same time when I read this story, hiding it under a pile of other books before turning off the light at night I just couldn t stomach the idea of finding myself face to face with the witch and her friends in the vulnerable state between sleeping and being awake Later, when I read it to my own three children, my youngest cuddled up in my lap and bit her nails while her brothers tried to downplay their excitement From that experience, I mostly remember the giggles when we tried to imitate the witches funny accent.And then I read it to school children I will never forget those children sitting cosily in front of me on a carpet in the library, surrounded by books and drawings I slowed down, and made my voice quiet, and read very carefully the witch warning She might even be your lovely school teacher who is reading these words to you at this very moment Look carefully at that teacher Perhaps she is smiling at the absurdity of such a suggestion Don t let that put you off It could be part of cleverness.I am not, of course, telling you for one second that your teacher actually is a witch All I am saying is that she might be one It is most unlikely But here comes the big but not impossible I looked up and saw all those students eyes staring at me They remembered me dressing up as a witch at Halloween, and I believe for a moment they pondered the possibility of me being clever enough to cover up my actual witchedness by pretending to be one.Recently, my son and I talked about this novel again, as his brother started reading it for the third or fourth time And all of a sudden, we discovered another layer beyond the message of stranger danger and the power of love and friendship to overcome difficulties.Those witches at the private meeting in the hotel are like celebrities and politicians believing they are alone and stripping themselves of the inconvenient political and ethical correctness which they officially claim to believe in while plotting against the future of the next generation for their own benefit.Underneath the polished surface, we discover real life witches in all shapes and forms each time we check the news And that is what Roald Dahl s sense of humour is based on His characters may be unlikely, but they are not entirely impossible There is a hint of truth in the bizarre story of witches who want to exterminate the stink of children Everyone loves children, and nobody wants to hurt them that is aabsurd statement than the witches mission if we just take into account human ACTIONS as opposed to official STATEMENTS during the past thousand years or so So, beware of witches And you never know if I am not one myself, hiding behind the warning like Iago talking about jealousy, that green eyed monster, that he stirred up himself

  10. Mariah Roze Mariah Roze says:

    I am currently trying to read all of Roald Dahl s books When reading this book I realized that I definitely read this when I was in elementary school It brought back some memories I loved this book and the creativity and that Roald does with this story line.

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