One of Dahl’s most purely terrifying novels, this delightfully dark tale of a clandestine conference of witches and the boy and his grandma who foil their wicked plans remains a perennial favourite. Pulling out all the most grotesque stops and refusing to bow to sentiment or good taste, The Witches is premium quality Dahl.
How do you spot a real witch?
Listen carefully and I will tell you. A witch is very hard to spot because most of the time, they look just like ordinary people. Look closely though and you may be able to spot the signs; witches are bald as an egg, although they cover their heads with itchy wigs, they wear gloves to hide the talons they have where fingernails should be and beneath their shoes they hide stumps instead of toes.
Children should beware for what witches hate more than anything is a clean child, they can smell a clean child from a mile away and nothing stinks worse to a witch than a lovely, soapy child. To a witch, you probably smell like dog’s droppings and sewer water.
Now the Grand High Witch has a plan to get rid of every child in England, can anybody stop her?
Waterstones encourages you to look sharp and beware the terror that lurks round every corner. If you’re not careful you might be next on the witches’ list.
“Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear”. Look out, look out! The witches are coming.
Now the magic of Roald Dahl is brought to life in these new illustrated paperback editions from the imagination of Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl’s own favourite illustrator. With brand new, bold cover designs and Blake’s quintessential pen and ink drawings these are classic editions for every generation to enjoy.
Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the world’s number one storyteller.
One of Britain’s finest living illustrators, Quentin Blake has put pictures to more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl’s favourite illustrator. As an author he has written and illustrated a number of bestselling children’s books including The Green Ship and Angelica Sprocket’s Pockets. In 1999 he became the first ever Children’s Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
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