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  • Title: The Witches
  • Author: Roald Dahl Quentin Blake
  • ISBN: 9780374384579
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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

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    1. 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 an [...]

    2. 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 reading of this author for sure I would recommend this book to everyone It is a fun read and well worth the experience

    3. 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 an [...]

    4. 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 st [...]

    5. 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.

    6. 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 cl [...]

    7. My introduction to the fiction of Roald Dahl is The Witches and this is one of those books whose language and imagination are so exotic that I wanted to scribble down every paragraph, until the story pulled me in and I surrendered to its spell Published in 1983 with illustrations by Quentin Blake, I was presented a 30th anniversary edition for Christmas by a dear friend on which includes Blake s etchings Without the mischievous charcoal drawings to accompany it, Dahl s text alone would be one of [...]

    8. I was a very sheltered child Or was I a wuss I was probably a wuss For instance, when I was a little tot, Sammy Terry scared the shit out of me.I remember being frightened by commercials of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, and the one time I inadvertently saw part of a Friday the 13th movie on TV Fogettaboutit Nightmares for weeks But that all came later But this book Oh, this was traumatic shit I was in preschool, probably 4 years old, when the teacher decided to read us The Witches Every da [...]

    9. The story of the young unnamed narrator and his grandmother living between Norway and England and affronting the Great Witch and her minions was delightful and fun It would not be in my Top 5 of Dahl though I appreciated the two Charlie books, the BFG, the Magic Finger and James and the Giant Peach I love reading them to my kids in any case and getting all excited on what crazy twists the stories will take.

    10. Things that are cool a cigar smoking grandma who encourages you to take safe action investigating solving problems witches with accentsThings that are creepy Having to stay a mouse the rest of your life Feet without toes Pet mice that go missing and are never found A boy who is never reunited by his family, or even mouse trapped Talking about dying while in bed with your grandmotherRoald Dahl never worked for me as a kid I distinctly remember picking up James and the Giant Peach and being singul [...]

    11. I ve noticed for years and years that critics love to say that Roald Dahl is spinning in his grave over some such filmic adaptation of his works I m a curious type person so I had to look up what the hell was in his grave, anyway He was buried with pool cues, his typewriter and pencils backup Guess he d need to hustle his way past the pearly gates I m kidding Don t dance on my grave Gosh, real critics are so harsh If he s spinning I guess there s plenty in there to make lots of racket.The movie [...]

    12. Roald Dahl is one of the best and my favorite children s writer He s a master in depicting ordinary details in excellent manner Uptill now, I didn t find anything written by him which I don t love.

    13. What is a witch After my last book, all about the Salem Witch Trials, I have a pretty good idea about what the Puritans thought However, it would serve me well to allow Roald Dahl to present an answer to that for his childhood readers According to Dahl, a witch has claw like fingers always gloved , remains bald but wears a wig , and has squared feet no toes and a horror when shopping for shoes But, the most important piece of knowledge about witches is that they DESPISE children than anything F [...]

    14. I would love to know why I am the only person on the planet who did not like this book I tried to find some bad reviews on GoodReads, but the only one and two star reviews said things like Bad no like mousey dlksk djglsk diewqls I m assuming they were in a foreign language and not written by a kid who could not type, but I was too lazy to click on the profiles Maybe I should learn the language and go live there, where we can all unite in our hatred of this book.It seems to me that 90% of the rev [...]

    15. The witches of England have a plan to do away with ALL English children This little Norwegian orphan boy and his grandmamma come up with a plan to do away with all English witches instead When they ve accomplished that task, the little boy is noticeably altered in size and appearance He doesn t mind, though He sets off cheerfully with his grandmamma on a grand tour to rid the entire WORLD of those evil witchy creatures I ve always known there were real witches in the world, because Mrs Nail, my [...]

    16. Una historia de fantas a para chicos y no tan chicos, sobre las aventuras de una abuela muy peculiar y su nieto, para desbaratar a la Sociedad Secreta de las Brujas Las brujas, que odian a los ni os y quieren librarse de ellos, est n por todos lados, y van disfrazadas de mujeres comunes y corrientes, pero tienen ciertas caracter sticas con las que pueden ser identificadas llevan guantes para esconder sus garras, son calvas y usan peluca, tienen un olfato muy desarrollado, su saliva es de color a [...]

    17. For people who don t already know the hotel used in the movie actually exists It s The Headlands Hotel, Newquay, England, and I ve eaten there several times The staff are friendly and well aware of the relevant history If you ask, they ll show you the room where the witches had their big meeting and the spot where the baby carriage nearly gets pushed off the cliff The food is good, and you get a fantastic view over the bay, where people surf in summer Recommended

    18. The trouble with this movie, is that we are supposed to cheer for the wrong side The premise, for those who haven t read or seen it, is that the witches have a practically foolproof plan to turn all the children of the UK into mice I mean, what s not to like You may say I shouldn t have been watching this movie with a cat It s true, the cat and I have never been on the same wave length As I sat there biting my nails and screaming at those witches not the soup, please don t eat the cress soup be [...]

    19. Readers in the Roald Dahl know come to his books with an understanding that PG 13 level violence and mayhem are a part of his charms This fast moving tale doesn t let fans down all of the recognizable Dahlian tropes are on display and we are rooting for the child all the way to the end.I had the extra bonus of having this read to me by my daughter She s at the stage now where she tries on different accents for each character her English accent was adorable So, five stars for the book, five stars [...]

    20. Me encant Lo encontr mucho m s retorcido de lo que esperaba, entiendo porqu la gente lo ama.Me hubiera gustado leerlo cuando era peque a Recomendad simo 3

    21. Witches are out there You re lucky you re reading this now It means that a witch never got you as a child or you escaped from their clutches.Witches are demons and have the following features they wear wigs, they have squared off feet with no toes and they smell faintly like old urinal They have an insatiable need to kill, maim and turn children into animals They can t stand children because to them they smell like dog poo And they love meetings And they love forming a club.I swear I have worked [...]

    22. De peque a vi la pel cula un mill n de veces, la ten a en cinta VHS original, ni siquiera grabada de la tele Me acuerdo bastante de ella y tengo algunos fotogramas grabad simos a fuego en la memoria y me sorprende mucho no haber le do el libro antes, pero para todo hay un momento He disfrutado much simo la lectura, creo que tiene un humor muy particular La abuela y el ni o son encantadores, la descripci n de las brujas insuperable Es un libro fascinante que pueden disfrutar los adultos al 100% A [...]

    23. Es de esos libros que te llegan adentro y tocan algo de ti que no te esperas Empec leyendo con la mentalidad de que es un cl sico para ni os y en alg n momento habr a que leerlo Pero desde la primera p gina me atrap sent miedo con la Gran Bruja, sent pena por el ni o, sent alegr a, asco y tensi n.Si alguna vez tengo hijos se lo leer m s de una vez para que sepan identificar a las brujas cuando las vean por la calle.

    24. The Witches and I go way back We had a stack of Dahl s books and I always wondered what it was about Then one day in art class, the teacher read a passage from the book describing the Grand High Witch which we were then supposed to draw It was a fun class for the most part After drawing the Grand High Witch, I became so curious that I had to read the book The first read was magical It s probably the only frightening book that I ve been able to read and enjoy I ve read nearly all of Dahl s books [...]

    25. Para que leer las brujas 1 Te muestra a esos villanos malvados sin coraz n y a su vez divertidos Adem s que la radiograf a de la bruja es muy bien establecido.2 La narrativa es adictiva y atrapante que jam s cae, sube sube hasta llegar a un buen desenlace.3 El apoderamiento de la trama y el lector es nico, ya que los protagonistas no tienen nombre as que puedes t vivir la trama.4 El final es muy diferente al de la pel cula5 El mensaje que te da la novela es hermoso No importa el f sico de esa pe [...]

    26. Such a good book Anyone can read this fun loving tale about witches, real witches I really enjoy this book because it is entertaining It follows the path of a boy who sets out to take out all the witches in the world I like the bond the boy and his Grandmamma have This is just a fun fantasy tale, it is especially great to read before Halloween If you are a Roald Dahl fan, this book is for you

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