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Witches | Roald Dahl
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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!"
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Addison_Reads
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My tradition for several years has been to read this the day before Halloween. I love this story so much and it never fails to put me in a great mood.

Roald Dahl will forever be one of the reasons my childlike wonderment will never die. 💚

If you have kids, this is a great one to read together as a family.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick

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bthegood
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I loved the relationship between grandmother and grandson. I had never read this or seen the movie (will watch it this week). I loved the way the witches are portrayed and dealt with as well. Overall, very good read.

Other book is on my TBR and good for #blackcat #ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash

Make a great day everyone 🎃🧙

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HeyT
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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#BookReport
Managed to only hit one of my goals this week but I did make it to about 50% of Wizard of Earthsea so I still made some progress.

#WeeklyForecast
My goal this week is to finish WoE and then start practicing my Spanish by reading Las Brujas. One of the branches where I work has all the Dahl classics translated in Spanish which I thought would be fun to try out.

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Fortifiedbybooks
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It took me until just after 3 am to finish Pet Sematary, and by then I was ready for sleep. So I didn't get to the tagged book for #readathon but I'm starting it now

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analesemarrison
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

“It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like so long as somebody loves you.“

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analesemarrison
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

This is a great example of speculative fiction that allows the students to problem solve how they would help to save the day.

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analesemarrison
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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This story has an ominous tone as it talks about a conference of witches that plan to rule the world. This story allows students think about what would happens and how to learn how to use their imagination more.

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CaitlinByTheBook
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Fall reading stack 📚🍂🍁🧡

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Kshakal
Witches | Roald Dahl
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Eggs 💚💜💛 4mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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I just loved this movie as a kid, and spent a great deal of the year (1990) seeing if I could discover any witches in my small WI town. 😂 Dahl disliked the change to the ending change from his book (which is a bit darker), but I can‘t wait for my kiddos to read this someday! #scarathlondailyprompts #witch #teamslaughter

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allycrothers
Witches | Roald Dahl
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Published - 1983
Author - Roald Dahl
Illustrator - Quentin Blake
Genre- Children's literature, fiction, Dark Fantasy
A young orphan boy now lives with his grandmother and she tells him all about the legend of the witches. The once legend becomes a reality for the boy when he comes face-to-face with them in a hotel. This chapter book is perfect near halloween and will have students on the edge of their seats. Great book for upper elementary!

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Addison_Reads
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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I have read and watched this movie every October since the movie came out in 1990. Love them both! Halloween isn't Halloween until I've revisited them both.

#OminousOctober @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick

Eggs Brilliant 🖤🧙🖤 4mo
Clwojick Awesome! 4mo
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TheBookHippie
Witches | Roald Dahl
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🧡🍂🍁

AllDebooks Cannot beat Roald Dahl. I love his stories just as much now than as I did as a child 4mo
IndoorDame Great picture! 4mo
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame it makes me happy 🧡 4mo
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TheBookHippie @AllDebooks hauled it out to read with my grandson over zoom today!! 4mo
MoonWitch94 Beautiful 4mo
TheBookHippie @MoonWitch94 I agree there is just something about it! 4mo
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myellenbee
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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My October # bookspin #doublespin, added a few kids books for Halloween fun. @TheAromaofBooks
More spooky choices!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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TheBookHippie
Witches | Roald Dahl
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In case you can‘t get to THE DRAKE in Chicago make it at home for #scarathon #teamslaughter

wisherwishinguponastar Rum-soaked cherries are the best! If a drink has them I am there! 4mo
Bookwormjillk My rosemary plant is out of control. I don‘t think I have a choice 😄 4mo
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk This was my very reasoning😂 4mo
tpixie Yum!! 4mo
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Addison_Reads
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#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick #Scarathlon

Just some of the books and graphic novels I'm hoping to read in October. Some of these I read every year and several others are #NetGalley #ARCs

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Endowarrior21
Witches | Roald Dahl
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I am doing a Fall swap link is in the post below this one it is through Elfster. Feel free to share the more the merrier. #Litsyswap #litsyswaps #litsyswapguidelines #CozyFallSwap #4daystillsignupsclose #NeedOnemoretosign uptobeeven #litsyhappenings

MatchlessMarie I think I am signed up. I‘ve never used Elfster but am trying to work it out now. 😂 Also sorry if this double posts my comments haven‘t been going through today. 5mo
Endowarrior21 @MatchlessMarie If you want when the matches are made you can send me any other wishlist links you have and I will send them to your person plus they can look at your to be read books on here to see what books you want. 5mo
MatchlessMarie @Endowarrior21 ok awesome. I am doing multiple swaps so I have separate Goodreads wish list shelves to prevent duplicates. I can do that. Or maybe post my link on Elfster. I think I saw it lets you post links for wish list items. 5mo
Endowarrior21 @MatchlessMarie Yes you can post links on Elfster 5mo
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ahoffkosik
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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It‘s probably a littttle early to kick off the Halloween season, but the grocery store is already full of pumpkins and candy corn, so why shouldn‘t we get a head start on all things spooky on my pod, too? It‘s Episode 206 of my book podcast and my first time ever reading THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl. Author Amanda Aksel is on the show for a discussion about what makes something too dark for kids, adaptations, and more. Link to listen in my bio!

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readingjedi
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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My daughter's pick from yesterday's Waterstones visit. She picked this one because of the cool green page edges - she's learning!!! 🤣🤣🤣

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Murphy
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This one is definitely my fave book of Rohald Dahl, next to the chocolate factory. Read it for the first time though i had watched the movies prior and liked them also.

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Mirazzles
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I loved this movie as a child, but I have never read it. I think it‘s about time to correct that!

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SarahBookInterrupted
Witches | Roald Dahl
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Another great book by Roald Dahl! I started this one with my kids a couple of times and couldn‘t get past the introduction because it was too scary until now. My daughter had watched the movie on a plane and was able to tell my other children not to worry, because it all works out in the end. She also enjoyed the differences and telling me about them. We all enjoyed reading this one together.

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Magdalenka
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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“Squish , squallop and squiggle”

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KristiAhlers
Witches | Roald Dahl
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Part of the 1982-2022 reading challenge I give you The Witches by Roald Dahl published in 1983. It was a cute read and apparently it‘s being turned into movie soon. #19822022 @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Good choice! 12mo
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limada
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Working my way through the final few books in the Roald Dahl box set. #nostalgia

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Kimberlone
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Happy (almost) Halloween! #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix

Bookzombie 😂 1y
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bridge12
Witches | Roald Dahl
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Received my #basicwitchswap package! Now to just sit and stare at it until opening day. I can‘t tell who sent this yet but I think I saw this packaging in the hashtag, so will come back and add! Looking forward to opening day! @sprainedbrain @mklong

bridge12 Possibly from @MsRadioSilence? 1y
MsRadioSilence That‘s me! Sorry, the box was set up weird so the “to: from:” is on the inside flap 🤪 Glad to see it‘s reached you safe!! (edited) 1y
bridge12 @MsRadioSilence completely understandable! I saw that box while scrolling and wanted it, so was able to remember! ❤️ 1y
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night_shift
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I think I had an amused grin on my face for a lot of this listen! Such a cute and weird little story!

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft - week 3 prompt
#OutstandingOctober @Andrew65 - (4/5)
#SpookoweenReadathon @TheSpineView - (9/10)
#Wickedathon @StayCurious
#LittenListen @aperfectmjk - a classic
#Scarathlon #TeamHendrix @StayCurious
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(6×40)+15+1=256pts.

Q84 One of my favs. Dont forget to watch the movies if you haven't already. I think the original is on Netflix and the new one if on HBO Max. 1y
TheSpineView Great job! 1y
night_shift @Q84 I definately will have to at least check the old one out! (Don't have HBO) @TheSpineView thanks! 📕🎃 1y
Andrew65 Love this book, well done 👏👏👏 1y
night_shift @Andrew65 I really enjoyed it! And thanks 👍👍 1y
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bridge12
Witches | Roald Dahl
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@AprilMae these #basicwitchswap goodies are headed your way! Taking them to FedEx right this second, will give you a delivery date in the comments. @sprainedbrain @mklong

bridge12 Should be there Wednesday @AprilMae 1y
AprilMae Awesome, thank you!!🍊🕸 1y
monalyisha GREAT paper! 1y
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JoeMo
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The was an absolute hoot! It was quirky and one of the more unique things I‘ve read (or listened to). This is the first time I‘ve read anything by Dahl and I‘ll be sure to read more of his novels in the future!

#scarathlon #teamhendrix #bookspinbingo #spookoween #screamathon wickedathon #littensdressedinblood

TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 1y
Lucy_Anywhere You‘re in for a treat - I have so many good memories of his books as a kid 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Anyone who wants to ban this for “perceived misogyny” because all the witches are female can GTFO. These are silly fictional characters for god‘s sake! So what if they‘re all women for the purpose of this story? Anyway, this was creepy and fun! Incognito child-hating LADY witches are plotting to turn all of England‘s kids into mice in hopes it will lead to their demise without implicating the witches. That is, until the tables turn.

Trashcanman 👏👏👏 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love the sleeve. 1y
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britt_brooke @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you! It was a sweet gift from @Megabooks a couple of years ago.💚 1y
JamieArc Funny enough, as a child, though they terrified me, I always saw them as badass women who didn‘t need to be wives and mothers 😂 1y
britt_brooke @JamieArc This was my first time reading it, but I love your perception from childhood, and can totally see that!! 1y
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Nelnjali
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4? "It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like so long as someone loves you." This is a great tale that I have only come to enjoy more as an adult. It is a dark story at times but has plenty of heart to balance it out.

#Screamathon Scare Pair @4thhouseontheleft
#Scarathlon @StayCurious

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Nelnjali
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Watching The Witches while I visit my mom. This was a favorite of ours when I was growing up, and I still love it. This meets my Scare Pair goal for #Screamathon as well. @4thhouseontheleft

#Scarathlon

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Skygoddess1
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Checking out this new podcast from realm, “If I Go Missing, the Witches Did It”, narrated by Gabourey Sidibe. The perfect listen for spooky season. #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix +6pts

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Moonprismpower
Witches | Roald Dahl
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Thanks @BeeMagical for the tag! I was thinking @TheLudicReader would like to play?

1. I enjoy ghosts, and witches. And maybe killer klowns from outer space.
2.tagged! Love The Witches by R Dahl
3.I‘d like to see more troll or fae stories about children switched.
@ozma.of.oz
#litsylove

BeeMagical I don‘t know why I didn‘t include witches!!(duuuuhh…)🤦🏼‍♀️😂 I‘d love some more fae stories too! (edited) 1y
ozma.of.oz The Witches is such a fun story! Thank you for posting! 1y
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bridge12
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I am wildly behind on my #basicwitch aesthetic but figured never late than never! 🤷🏼‍♀️ I‘m exactly a Virgo who leans into Green, Kitchen, and Cosmos witch. I absolutely love dogs, wolfs, and most importantly BATS 🦇. I take a lot of energy from the moon 🌕🌑. I also am learning and trying to meditate my past life (possibly Lemurian).

The pic of the fireplace is my actual fireplace, with bat ornament. #basicwitchswap @mklong @sprainedbrain

bridge12 CRYSTALS!!! I love crystals (and tarot) but I figured I should add that. Got my degree in geology so I‘m very fond of crystals 1y
bridge12 Ok, not to continue to add buuuut here we are. I have a strong affinity to the Sanderson sisters, being my last name and whenever I leave to go anywhere I look at J and sing “come sisters, we fly!” 1y
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bridge12
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Looking forward to the #BasicWitch swap this year! While I love summer, fall is my favorite reading season. Thank you @mklong and @sprainedbrain for hosting! 👻

mklong Thanks for spreading the word! 1y
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LapReader
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Today‘s finds on #SustainableStockton my local Facebook freebie site. I took the kids on a bike ride to collect them and exhausted them for the day. Yay! Lots of Aussie authors. Very helpful school resources for at least a week of lockdown. Day two done and despite the impending doom, we are having a great time. No visitors, just family time. Movie night tonight. Disney‘s Pocahontas as my partner Stew has never seen it and I am a fan of the music.

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bio_chem06
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#Movie2BookRecs #annehathaway 22. Who doesn‘t love Roald Dahl?! I love the old movie as well, but you get the added bonus of Octavia Spencer who I just love watching in anything!

Klou I haven't seen this one yet but I want to! And yes, she's fantastic too. Good job! 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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And so I offer to you today, both a review and a post for #curiouscovers day 9 that had the prompt of Purple. We just completed this as a read aloud today and the kids loved it. I will not be showing the movie bc there are some scenes that might be too much for these precious souls. They can watch in their own. This is a great book about a young boy discovering the existence of witches through intell provided by his Gram.

Eggs 💜📚💜 I love Dahl 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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In the journey of Ronald Dahl books, I started reading this as a read aloud today. I think some years it can be a tad much for 3rd graders but these kiddles seem to like it. And because of the power of literature they now think I‘m a witch.

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Arkrayder
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Another Dahl book my daughter loved. 👍🏻

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nanuska_153
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This is one of my favourites, although it's so scary! I love the characterization of the witches and the little adventure as a mouse. I had read it before, both as a child and as an adult, and I had to kept reading to finish the story. My nephews were initially terrified to then have lots of fun.

BookDragonNotWorm Is that a dinosaur book mark?!?! I love it! 2y
nanuska_153 @BookDragonNotWorm It is!! 😌😂 2y
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BookishRedhead
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Every now and then like to crack open the Dahl and reread the childhood.
I didn't remember much but I loved reliving the story

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ElizaMarie
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Been so busy!!! So I didn‘t update in a bit (other than to respond) but... wanted to say I finished this lovely and really really enjoyed it :)

#BookSpinBingo
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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ElizaMarie
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I found this on Libby. I had heard good things (never read/heard this one before) .. but with the show out I wanted to consume this before I watched the show. I am enjoying it on audio right now. (its a bit of a production with witchy-voices)

ozma.of.oz I love this story so much! (edited) 2y
ElizaMarie @ozma.of.oz I‘m about half way through and I‘m loving it!!! 2y
AkashaVampie It is a fun read and the original movie is good. I haven't seen the new one 2y
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Emu
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Emu
The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Love the illustrations. #raisingreaders

Liz_M Looks beautiful! 2y
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Sharpeipup
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Reading this classic which has recently been #madeintoamovie #festiveflicks #page2screen @Traci1

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