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Product description

Wow: so many deliciously frightening characters, including the truly terrible Grand High Witch. Roald Dahl’s most blood-chilling story is a transfixing tale to terrify and bewitch. The witches hate children with a sizzling red-hot hatred. They have sorcery in their fingers and devilry in their blood. On the outside, they look like ordinary women. They wear gloves to hide their sharp claws, and wigs to cover their bald heads. But these hideous crones mean to destroy every last child in the world. Can one boy and his brave grandma stop them?

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Date published

February 7th, 2013

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.7; Middle years; 5.0 points



UK edition


Roald Dahl

7433 roald dahl 206757


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What kids think

  1. Monkey 113537

    on 21 November 2015

    I LOVED this book and still do the best seriously and poor little boy (mouse)kreepy witch lolxxxxx love this age 5-8 probably wont understand most of it lolxxvery nice.

    5out of 5
  2. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 22 October 2015

    Loved it. A wonderful and funny novel by Roald Dahl.

  3. Monkey 113537

    on 26 September 2015

    roald Dahl is the greatest story teller ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  4. Pearl 113298

    on 3 February 2015

    I was nearly screaming when the whiches wee talking about an way to turn all of the children in England to mice

  5. Fairy thumb 11

    on 16 January 2015

    I love this book. One of the best books of Roald Dahl. Its scary but awesome!!!

    5out of 5
  6. Avatar owl 761790

    on 2 January 2015

    Amazing,Amazing, Scary… This tale may be a scary story but it is a must read, you haven’t lived until you’ve read this. So live, and read this amazing book.

  7. Default avatar 807810

    on 7 December 2014

    Very scary! I think this is my favourite Roald Dahl book.

    5out of 5
  8. Pearl 113298

    on 22 March 2014

    I think this book looks wonderful. I’ve not read it yet.

  9. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 March 2014

    This is about a hotel with lots of witches who want to get rid of kids.

  10. Fairy thumb 11

    on 8 March 2014

    I liked the part when he saw the grand high witch it was frightening

    5out of 5
  11. Goldie 113308

    on 7 March 2014

    I loved this book, my mum read it to me at bedtimes, its funny and scary and I couldn’t wait to find out if they got changed back, its a great book

    5out of 5
  12. Evie 113313

    on 5 March 2014

    Revolting but entertaining! Recommend to readers 6+.

  13. Gruffalo 113679

    on 17 February 2014

    AMAZING is the word that best describes this book!!!

    4out of 5
  14. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 11 December 2013

    It is so good I loved it . READ IT.

    5out of 5