The Witches

The witches hate children with a sizzling red-hot hatred. They have sorcery in their fingers and devilry in their blood. They’ll frizzle you like a fritter – but beware! It’s almost impossible to spot them. They look just like ordinary women, wearing gloves to hide their sharp claws and wigs to cover their bald heads. Now these hideous crones are on a terrible mission. They want to destroy every single child in the world. Is this curtains for you and all your friends? Or can one brave kid and his grandma stop them…? Full of brilliantly frightening fiends – like the truly terrible Grand High Witch – Roald Dahl’s scariest story is a blood-chilling tale to terrify and bewitch you.

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    Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl is probably the best loved children’s author ever, creator of iconic characters like Matilda, Willy Wonka and the BFG!

    Awards

    Roald Dahl has won many awards for his books including the Whitbread Award for The Witches in 1983, the Smarties Award in 1990 for Esio Trot and the Blue Peter prize for Matilda in 2000. In 2008 the Roald Dahl estate launched an award in his name – the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

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    Quentin Blake was awarded the 2012 Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to children’s literature.

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