This rollicking story of a heroic boy's fight to save the children of England from the Grand High Witch of the World is "a fast-moving, well-paced adventure that children will love."--School Library Journal. ALA Notable Children's Book.
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This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! "In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch." Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him. Ages 7-12.From the Inside Flap:
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?REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ORDINARY JOBS.?
So you could be living right next door to a witch and you?d never even know it! Luckily, this story, about the defeat of the gruesome Grand High Witch and her evil cronies, points out the vital clues.
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Book Description Puffin, 1989. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140340203
Book Description Puffin, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Quentin Blake (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140340203
Book Description Puffin, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140340203
Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140340203 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0963425