Meet a hero, a wise old grandmother, and the most gruesome, grotesque gang of witches imaginable! And don't forget the mice! Roald Dahl is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, and his books have been children's favorites for generations. The book, like many of Dahl's works, is... read more
This book is about a little boy whose parents died in a car crash. He lives with his grandmother. His grandmother tells the boy about witches, and after learning about how they look like, he finally meets one. Well, not just one. Hundreds of them! They all have a plan to turn all children into... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
This book is about a little boy whose parents died in a car crash. He lives with his grandmother. His grandmother tells the boy about witches, and after learning about how they look like, he finally meets one. Well, not just one. Hundreds of them! They all have a plan to turn all children into rats, but at the end, they turn into rats themselves! Instead of the witches doing most of the potions, it is the non-witches that know about witches doing most of the potions.
The Witches By Roald Dahl Illustrations by Quentin Blake 2-4 Fantasy
A grand mother tells her grandson how to identify a witch. She tell him that they wear gloves, wigs and they have no toes.
Illustrations are simple, this is a chapter book, the mood is scary and exciting.
Uses for the book: Read aloud and to encourage reading
“Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch.”
“She might even--and this will make you jump--she might even be your lovely schoolteacher who is reading these words to you at this very moment. Look carefully at that teacher. Perhaps she is smiling at the absurdity of such a suggestion. Don't let that put you off. It could be part of her cleverness.”
A Note About Witches (Pg.7-12)
My Grandmother (Pg.12-24)
How to Recognise a Witch (Pg.24-34)
The Grand High Witch (Pg.34-47)
Summer Holidays (Pg.47-61)
The Meeting (Pg.61-65)
Frizzled Like a Fritter (Pg.65-77)
Formula 86 Delayed Action Mouse-Maker (Pg.77-88)
The Recipe (Pg.88-97)
Bruno Jenkins Disappears (Pg.97-106)
The Ancient Ones (Pg.106-112)
Hello Grandmamma (Pg.124-137)
The Mouse-Burglar (Pg.137-147)
Mr and Mrs Jenkins Meet Bruno (Pg.147-154)
The Plan (Pg.154-158)
In the Kitchen (Pg.158-179)
Mr Jenkins and His Son (Pg.179-184)
The Triumph (Pg.184-191)
The Heart of a Mouse (Pg.191-198)
It's Off to Work We Go! (Pg.198-END)
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