The Witches is a book by Roald Dahl who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and many more. Like all Roald Dahl books it is sharp, sometimes violent and peopled with smart kids and giant adversaries. The story revolves around a little boy who is living with his grandmother in Norway. She tells him about witches and how to identify them. When they move to England, the boy recognizes his first witch and discovers their plan to eliminate all the children in England and ultimately, the world. One of the wonderful things about Roald Dahl’s books is the champion is a normal boy or girl who takes care of the situation against fantastic odds and often, nasty, mean adults.