The Witches

The WitchesThis 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 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. 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. 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 A REAL WITCH hates children with a red hot sizzling hatred that is sizzling 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

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940 s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world s bestselling authors.Dahl 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 adv

[Reading] ➰ The Witches ➸ Roald Dahl –
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • The Witches
  • Roald Dahl
  • English
  • 10 August 2018
  • 9780590032490

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