Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Reviewed by: Ian, age 10

I 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.

Genre: Fiction

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

Full Disclosure:

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.

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