Saturday, 16 June 2012

Roald Dahl "The Witches"


Roald Dahl-The Witches

Good books for girls age 10.


Here's what Dahl said about witches: "A witch is always a woman. I do not want to speak badly about women. Most women are lovely. But the fact remains that all witches are women. There is no such thing as a male witch. On the other hand, a ghouls is always a male. So indeed is a barghest. Both are dangerous. But neither of them is half as dangerous as a REAL WITCH. As far as children are concerned, a REAL WITCH is easily the most dangerous of all the living creatures on earth".

I'm not eight years old, but this wonderful children's thriller gave me the heebie-jeebies Dahl is a brilliant writer, one of those that make fall in love with reading. The story is so charmingly horrible that it was impossible to break away. It turns out that witches live among us; we must be vigilant and learn to recognize them knowing three things about their looks.There is also a positive female character in the book - an old granny of a young boy. She smokes cigars and she reveales the secrets of the witches to her grand son, as she is a retired witchophile.
Will they track down The Grand High Witch? Read and discover. I, personally, was a little bit upset by the end.

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