The Witches

About The Book:
Written by Roald Dahl Published Year 1983
An imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life 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. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch." Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.

It would certainly give children ideas would't it? It's the first I've read among Roald Dahl's novels and I'm probably lucky I've read it now rather then when I'm young 'cause it must have scared me alot-- being the paranoid that I am.