Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Teaser Tuesday 385: The Witches

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

This week's teaser is from another Roald Dahl children's book, The Witches, which was banned by some libraries in England because of perceived misogyny (Dahl claims that only women are witches). Other reasons this book has been challenged include: does not teach moral values, children in it are rude and unmannerly, glorifies witchcraft and the occult, violence, derogatory to children and hurts their self-esteem, and crude language (one character is called a slut).

I myself had two separate encounters with witches before I was eight years old. From the first I escaped unharmed, but on the second occasion I was not so lucky.

(My Grandmother – Second Chapter)


This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches.

Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There’s nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma’s stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face to face with the Grand High Witch herself!

1 comment:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

A perfect choice for today. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV”