The witches have a motto: One child a week is fifty-two a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. The Grand High Witch of All the World is the scariest of the lot, but one boy and the grandmother he adores have a plan to get rid of the witches for good.
Roald Dhal was a novelist, poet and storyteller. Famous for his short stories, which almost always have an almost terrifying twist and should be read not only by children but also by adults. This book tells us the story of a boy and the experience he had with witches. He tells us that witches are not like we were told, that their only desire in the world is to make children disappear without being discovered and it is the child's grandmother who tells us what they are like and how to protect themselves from them. In this way, the protagonist tells us about the experiences he had with witches.