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The Witches

The Witches

by Roald Dahl Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories — but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face to face with The Grand High Witch herself!

Praise for The Witches

"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

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Puffin Books
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Classics, Comedy and Humor, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

About the Author and Illustrator

Roald Dahl Roald Dahl, one of the greatest story-tellers of all time, started writing after nearly dying in a plane crash in World War II. His first children's novel, James and the Giant Peach , was followed by an unbroken string of hugely successful, best-selling titles.
Quentin Blake Quentin Blake is Children's Laureate of Great Britain, has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, and is the author and/or illustrator of many books. He lives in London, England.

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