The Witches by Roald Dahl
Length: 224 pages
Audiobook Length: 4 hours and 28 minutes
First Published: 1983
This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches.
Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There’s nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma’s stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!
Quotes from The Witches
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.
‘Children should never have baths,’ my grandmother said. ‘It’s a dangerous habit.’
A witch never gets caught. Don’t forget that she has magic in her fingers and devilry dancing in her blood.
Movie Trailer for The Witches (2020)
About Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl was born in Wales to Norwegian parents and grew up in England. He worked for the Shell Oil Company in Africa until World War II, when he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. After the war, he moved to Washington, D.C., and became a writer. He is best known for his children’s stories, including James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Matilda, and The Witches. Dahl died in 1990 in the United Kingdom. Visit the author’s website →