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The Witches

The Witches (Hardback, 30th Anniversary ed.)

By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Introduction by Patterson, James

When the young hero of Roald Dahl's story is orphaned in an automobile accident, he is left in the care of his aged grandmother--a formidable cigar-smoking lady who happens to be a retired expert on dealing with witches. In spite of her warnings about how to spot these horrific c...reatures, her grandson accidentally wanders into the annual convocation of the witches of England--and overhears the horrifying plans in store for every child in the country. But before he can escape to reveal the witches' plot, he is captured and turned into a mouse. However, he is no ordinary mouse and this is no ordinary tale. Along with a new introduction--in which James Patterson guarantees this book will get kids addicted to reading! --this thirtieth-anniversary edition includes photographs, reproductions of original manuscript pages, and a fascinating and funny reminiscence by editor Stephen Roxburgh on working with Roald Dahl.
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ISBN 9780374384593
Released NZ 27 Aug 2013
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux
Format Hardback, 30th Anniversary ed.
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ISBN-13 9780374384593
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux
Imprint Farrar Straus Giroux
Released 27 Aug 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, 30th Anniversary ed.
Edition 30th Anniversary ed.
Author(s) By Dahl, Roald
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
Introduction by Patterson, James
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 218
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 431g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Witches, Grandmothers
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile