Publication Date: 1983
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 740L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R
Interest Level: Grade Level: 3 - 7; Age Level: 8 - 12
Major Awards: Newbery Honor and California Young Reader Medal
Number of Pages: 224 pages
Approximate Word Count: 68,320 words -- The average reader will spend 4 hours and 33 minutes reading The Witches at 250 words per minute.*
Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
Book Themes: Lies and Deceit, Appearances, Tranformation, Appearances, Hate, Cleverness
Genre: Children's Literature, Adventure, Fantasy
Setting: Norway (Grandma's House) and the United Kingdom (Tree House and Hotel Magnificent)
It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.
First Line: From: A Note About 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.
Point of View: First Person (Central Narrator - A Nameless Narrator)
*Estimate from Reading Length