Reviewed by: Ian, age 10I love Roald Dahl books because he makes the stories seem real. He has smart, brave kids as his characters, who do well in spite of their bad environment.
Time Period: No specific time
Introduction: Eight year old Boy is in his car with his parents, on his way to Norway to visit his grandmother when the car tumbles down a rocky ravine and kills his parents. He goes to live with his grandmother, who tells him about witches and how they are everywhere. She tells him that there is a Grand High Witch and how to spot a witch. When he returns to England, he meets a witch!
Themes: Looks aren't important, bravery, kid power
Recommended Age: 9 and up
This book is scary.
Rating: stars 4
Other Books by Roald Dahl: Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Fantastic Mr. Fox, the BFJ, and Boy.