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The Witches

by Dahl, Roald

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Jonathan Cape. 8vo., aquamarine publisher's boards, lettered in gilt along the spine; in the unclipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Quentin Blake (£6.50 net); pp. [vi], 7-206, [ii]; illustrated throughout with line drawings by Quentin Blake; a near-fine copy of this classic children's work, the pages ever-so-slightly toned, with spine tips a touch pressed; jacket, aside from some minor creases and a couple of spots to the rear flap, also near-fine. First edition. The Witches, one of Dahl's best-selling books, tells the frightening story of a world in which Witches abound, occasionally gathering under the leadership of the Grand High Witch, who plots to turn all unsuspecting children into mice. Although now perceived to be one of his greats, the book received mixed reviews upon publication, but its popularity has remained and it has been adapted for film twice - once in 1990 and another in 2020, with Anne Hathaway in the lead role. . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1983.


Roald Dahl's, The Witches , tells the story of the "real" witches, their great hatred for kids, and their plot to destory all of the children of the world! This is a great tale for older kids, or one to read to younger children. It is eerie and strange in parts, poignant in others, and yet maintains an optimistic perspective from the hero; a young boy turned into a mouse by a witch who must plot to save the other children of the world. This book is on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990 to 1999.


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The Witches
Dahl, Roald
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