Monday, 3 October 2011

KPE Episode 376: "The Witches"

 Thea and Gloria from Room 13 are back with another engaging podcast for KPE.  These young ladies may only be in Year 4, but they sure know how to spin a good yarn and make you want to read the book they are discussing!

This time they have chosen to review "The Witches" by Roald Dahl.  Roald Dahl has his own website.

This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and 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.

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