The Witches

by Roald Dahl

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Book Information

Publication Date: 1983


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 740L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R


Interest Level: Grade Level: 3 - 7; Age Level: 8 - 12


Major Awards: Newbery Honor and California Young Reader Medal


Number of Pages: 224 pages


Approximate Word Count: 68,320 words -- The average reader will spend 4 hours and 33 minutes reading The Witches at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins


Book Themes: Lies and Deceit, Appearances, Tranformation, Appearances, Hate, Cleverness


Genre: Children's Literature, Adventure, Fantasy


Setting: Norway (Grandma's House) and the United Kingdom (Tree House and Hotel Magnificent)


Important Quote: It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.


First Line: From: A Note About 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.


Point of View: First Person (Central Narrator - A Nameless Narrator)


*Estimate from Reading Length

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