THE WITCHES holds a special place in my heart as it's tied to a deeply rooted memory - the first time I moved. I remember clutching this book on my lap as my family moved from Maryland to Virginia when I was 7. I knew nothing and no one where I was going; all I had were my books.
I don't even think I read THE WITCHES on that 3 hour car ride (probably not - I get crazy car sick when reading), but I remember holding on to it like it possessed all the answers to the world inside it.
THE WITCHES is brilliantly adorable and quirky. Dahl wrote his books and sprinkled them with crack dust because that's the only way I describe my obsession of them. They're unique and distinctive and I absolutely hope everyone reads all of his books.
About THE WITCHES:
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!
About Roald Dahl:
Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was one of the world’s most imaginative, successful and beloved storytellers. He was born in Wales of Norwegian parents and spent much of his childhood in England. After establishing himself as a writer for adults with short story collections such as Kiss Kiss and Tales of the Unexpected, Roald Dahl began writing children's stories in 1960 while living with his family in both the U.S. and in England. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.
Roald Dahl’s first children’s story, The Gremlins, was a story about little creatures that were responsible for the various mechanical failures on airplanes. The Gremlins came to the attention of both First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who loved to read the story to her grandchildren, and Walt Disney, with whom Roald Dahl had discussions about the production of a movie.
Roald Dahl was inspired by American culture and by many of the most quintessential American landmarks to write some of his most memorable passages, such as the thrilling final scenes in James and the Giant Peach - when the peach lands on the Empire State Building! Upon the publication of James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl began work on the story that would later be published asCharlie and the Chocolate Factory and today, Roald Dahl’s stories are available in 58 languages and, by a conservative estimate, have sold more than 200 million copies.
Roald Dahl also enjoyed great success for the screenplays he wrote for both the James Bond film You Only Live Twice in 1967 and forChitty Chitty Bang Bang, released one year later, which went on to become a beloved family film. Roald Dahl’s popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda, The BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.
Two charities have been founded in Roald Dahl’s memory: the first charity, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, created in 1991, focuses on making life better for seriously ill children through the funding of specialist nurses, innovative medical training, hospitals, and individual families across the UK.
The second charity, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre – a unique cultural, literary and education hub – opened in June 2005 in Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived and wrote many of his best-loved works. 10% of income from Roald Dahl books and adaptations are donated to the two Roald Dahl charities.
On September 13, 2006, the first national Roald Dahl Day was celebrated, on what would have been the author’s 90th birthday. The event proved such a success that Roald Dahl Day is now marked annually all over the world. September 13, 2016 is Roald Dahl 100, marking 100 years since the birth of the world’s number one storyteller. There will be celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 throughout 2016, delivering a year packed with gloriumptious treats and surprises for everyone.
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|Date||Blog Name:||Book||Blog URL:|
|9/12||Fiction Fare||Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes||www.fictionfare.com|
|9/13||Nicole's Novel Reads||The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets||http://nicolesnovelreads.blogs|
|9/14||Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile||Skin and Other Stories||rantsandravesofabibliophile.wo|
|9/15||Intellectual Recreation||Love From Boy||http://www.intellectualrecreat|
|9/16||KellyVision||More About Boy||Kellyvision.wordpress.com|
|9/17||One Night Book Stand||Revolting Rhymes||https://onenightbookstandblog.|
|9/18||The Quiet Concert||The Minpins||http://thequietconcert.blogspo|
|9/19||Reads All the Books||Dirty Beasts||http://www.ReadeAlltheBooks.co|
|9/20||Here's to Happy Endings||The Enormous Crocodile||http://www.herestohappyendings|
|9/21||He Said Books or Me||D is for Dahl||Hesaidbooksorme.blogspot.com|
|9/22||Dizneeee's World of Books||The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More||http://dizneeeesworldofbooks.b|
|9/23||The Innocent Smiley||The Vicar of Nibbleswick||www.theinnocentsmiley.com|
|9/25||Emily Reads Everything||Danny, The Champion of the World||Www.emilyreadseverything.com|
|9/26||Writing My Own Fairy Tale||George's Marvelous Medicine||Http://www.writingmyownfairyta|
|9/27||Rebelle Reads||Fantastic Mr. Fox||rebellereads.blogspot.com|
|9/28||Quest Reviews||Going Solo||http://www.questreviews.com|
|9/29||Mundie Kids||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||http://www.mundiekids.blogspot|
|9/30||Stuck In Books||Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator||http://stuckinbooks.com|
|10/1||No BS Book Reviews||Matilda||http://nobsbookreviews.com|
|10/3||Forever Bookish||Boy: Tales of Childhood||foreverbookish.com|
|10/4||Miranda's Book Blog||The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me||https://mirandasbookreviews.bl|
|10/5||I Turn the Pages||The BFG||www.iturnthepages.com|
|10/6||The Irish Banana Review||The Witches||http://theirishbanana.blogspot|
|10/7||Actin' Up with Books||The Magic Finger||http://actinupwithbooks.blogsp|
|10/8||Swoony Boys Podcast||James and the Giant Peach||http://www.swoonyboyspodcast.c|