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October 01, 1983
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This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! "In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch." Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.

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Illogical, but OK.
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Reader reviewed by EshInoBi

Hmmm... This book was okay... I'd recommend it for younger children, because most of it is illogical, no offense. Otherwise, it was very exciting. I read this as a class, and I still liked it. It was very fun and it cute, and interesting. We never find out the main character's name, but, because of witches, he becomes a mouse and goes through all these interesting and exhilerating adventures to defeat all of witches everywhere. And he can do that with a formula mouse maker, which was very interesting and exciting.
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