Book Review: The Witches by Roald Dahl | Kids VT | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Book Review: The Witches by Roald Dahl 

librarianlikes1-1.jpg

Librarian: Caitlin Corless, assistant librarian, Essex Free Library

Book: The Witches by Roald Dahl

Age range: 8 and up

librarianlikes1-2.jpg

Corless' summary: In this classic chapter book by the author of James and the Giant Peach, witches roam the world like ordinary people. A young boy's grandmother tries to protect him by teaching him how to recognize witches. However, when the boy and his grandmother take what is meant to be a relaxing vacation, they find themselves sharing a hotel with all of the witches of England as well as the Grand High Witch of the World. Though frightened, the boy steps up to the challenge of ridding the world of witches and protecting children everywhere.

Why kids (and adults) love it: With quirky illustrations of bald, toeless witches, this hilarious adventure keeps readers on the edges of their seats. It may be a bit too thrilling for some, but early chapter-book readers looking for a somewhat scary story this Halloween will find The Witches to be a real treat! Read aloud or independently, it offers a great blend of humor and adventure for frightful fun.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Comments


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2022 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Advertising Policy  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Help
Website powered by Foundation