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The Witches on Facebook

34,108 people like The Witches on Facebook. Shmoop thinks that way more people like it in real life.

Roald Dahl: The Bomb Dot Com

Everything you could ever want to know about Roald Dahl, plus some fun games and tons of pictures.

You're a Good Man, Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's children didn't all have wonderful lives and so he started a foundation to help seriously ill children. Nice guy.

A Museum for the Man

Field trip to England, anyone?

Quentin Blake

Everything you could ever want to know about our genius illustrator.

Roald Dahl on the BBC

Check out the British Broadcasting Corporations page on Dahl. Here you can read a bio and watch interviews with his family members on topics like Dahl's school years.

Movie or TV Productions

Spoiler Alert: This Movie is Terrible

At least it stars Anjelica Houston, who kind of looks like Quentin Blake's illustrations of The Grand High Witch (the pretty version, that is).

Historical Documents

Roald Dahl's Obituary

"I know what children like," he once said. Yes you do, Mr. Dahl.

Video

Trailer for The Witches

It's filled with early '90s effects, which may or may not give you nightmares.

The Meeting (a clip from the movie)

In case you have a high tolerance for bad costumes and really creepy cinematic endeavors.

How to Recognize a Witch

Roald Dahl tells some children how to tell a witch from a normal woman.

Audio

Audio Book Version of The Witches

Listen to the tale being read aloud in a lovely British accent. That way, you don't have to worry about the spelling. Click "Play Sample" below the image of the book cover to listen to a little bit.

An Interview with Roald Dahl

Click on "The Man" and then "Interview with Roald Dahl" to hear the author answer some fascinating questions.

Images

The Man Himself

He kind of has a childlike wonder in his eyes, don't you think?

A Still Shot from the Movie

Anjelica Houston as The Grand High Witch. Scary, much?

The Original Cover Art

Like she's conducting an orchestra...of child killers.

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