Annal: 1983 Whitbread Book Award for Children's Book

Results of the Whitbread Book Award in the year 1983.

Book:The Witches (Roald Dahl)

The Witches

Roald Dahl

Would you know a real witch if you saw one? They don’t ride on broomsticks. They don’t wear black capes or pointy hats. In fact, they don’t look like witches at all. But one thing is certain: A real witch is the most dangerous of all living creatures. So you’d better learn to know one when you see one!

The young hero of this award-winning story learns that lesson in a hurry when he encouters a whole gruesome gang of them. He’ll need all his wits about him to foil their wicked scheme—a dastardly plot to rid the world of children forever! 

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