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Published 1985 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 1983)
Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a
seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! "In
fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and
they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about
REAL WITCHES. 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." Witches, as our
hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his
somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches
before they dispose of him.
is a fun book for all ages with a creative plot and fun characters.
Luke's adventures to save the children are very entertaining. I also
like the overall thought that people are not always what they seem- both
good and bad qualities- so you need to dig deeper to find out who they
really are. (besides, what if there really are witches?) 5/5 stars