A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice. "The Witches" is a 1984 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.
Roald Dahl's wonderful and outrageous tales continue to delight children the world over. Some of his most beloved stories include "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, "and "The Witches. "
"An orphan boy...discovers the true nature of witches and then has the misfortune to be transformed into a mouse by The Grand High Witch of All the World...A curious but honest tale which deals with matters of crucial importance to children: smallness, the existence of evil in the world, mourning, separation, death." --The New York Times Book Review