Saturday, October 19, 2013

Six great Halloween books for kids of all ages

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Dell Villa tagged six great Halloween books for kids of all ages, including:
The Witches, by Roald Dahl

Since I have yet to read a Roald Dahl book that I didn’t feel an intense need to miniaturize and stick in a locket (so I could carry it everywhere with me), this is an annual must-read in my household in the chilly days leading up to All Hallow’s Eve. This story focuses not on the caricatured witches who gained notoriety in The Brothers Grimm and films like “The Wizard of Oz,” but on the witches masquerading as real ladies—the ones who have infiltrated our society and are swiftly consolidating power. The story is told from the perspective of a young boy and provides each new generation of young readers with the hope that, though witches be crazy, they don’t always have to win.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Witches is one of Thomas Bloor's top ten tales of metamorphosis.

--Marshal Zeringue