Witches H/B

Author: Roald Dahl

SKU: 9780435122935

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By A Talky, Roundabout Route, Dahl Slyly (If Deterringly) Takes The Narrator - Ostensibly Himself At Seven - Into The Delicious, Ambiguous Situation Of Being A Mouse-Boy. . . Who...
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By A Talky, Roundabout Route, Dahl Slyly (If Deterringly) Takes The Narrator - Ostensibly Himself At Seven - Into The Delicious, Ambiguous Situation Of Being A Mouse-Boy. . . Who Turns The Tables On His Tormentors. We First Hear About Witches: They Spend Their Time Plotting To Get Rid Of Children, "They All Look Like Nice Ladies," They Are Difficult But Not Impossible To Spot. Then, We Hear About Dahl's Cigar-Smoking Norwegian Grandmother, Who Told Him About Witches And How To Spot Them: They All Wear Wigs To Cover Their Bald Heads, For One Thing, And Have Itchy Scalps. So, When Dahl And His Grandmother Are At A Bournemouth Hotel, And The Lady-Delegates To The Royal Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children Conference Start Scratching Away (P. 57), Dahl Is Wary. Then The Pretty Head Lady Takes Off Her Mask: The Grand High Witch Incarnate! To Demonstrate Her Formula 86 Delayed Action Mouse-Maker, She's Already Fed Some To Greedy, Obnoxious Little Bruno Jenkins - Who Turns Into A Mouse On Schedule. Will Dahl Be Detected, Hiding Behind A Screen? He Hasn't Washed In Days, But Some Of That Tell-Tale Child-Scent, Anathema To Witches, Escapes. Forcefed The Potion, He Joins Bruno Scampering About The Floor - But They Still Have Their Own Voices, And His Wonderful Witchophile Grandmother Will Know What To Do. Actually, Dahl's Wits Have If Anything Sharpened. With His Grandmother As A Confederate, He Steals A Bottle Of The Potion; Pours It Into The Witch-Delegates' Soup Tureen; And Has The Exquisite Pleasure Of Seeing Them Turned Into Mice, To Be Wiped Out On The Spot. (Bruno Meanwhile Is Contentedly Munching Away - To The Horror Of His Mouse-Hating Parents.) When Last Seen, Dam And His Grandmother Are Quietly Resettled In Norway - Where He Wonders If She'll Live Out Ms Short Mouse-Life Span, And She's Plotting To Get Rid Of The World's Remaining Witches. A (Quicker-Acting) Sequel Is To Be Eagerly Expected.&Nbsp;

Dimensions : 193 x 129
Format : Hardback
Age Group : Ages 6-12
Page Numbers : 208
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