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The Witches

The Witches

BEWARE. Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and look like ordinary women. But they are not ordinary. They are always plotting and scheming with murderous, bloodthirsty thoughts - and they hate children. The Grand High Witch hates children most of all and plans to make every si... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141361611
Barcode 9780141361611
Published 31 October 2016 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
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ISBN-13 9780141361611
ISBN-10 0141361611
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 31 October 2016
International Publication Date 1 September 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 277g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 694330

Description of this Book

BEWARE. Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and look like ordinary women. But they are not ordinary. They are always plotting and scheming with murderous, bloodthirsty thoughts - and they hate children. The Grand High Witch hates children most of all and plans to make every single one of YOU disappear. Only one boy and his grandmother can stop her, but if their plan fails the Grand High Witch will frizzle them like fritters, and then what ...?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A true genius ... Roald Dahl is my hero -- David Walliams
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl (Author) wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more. Quentin Blake (Illustrator) is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal and taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours.

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