Aug 26 2013 11:30am

The Witches 30th Anniversary Edition Sweepstakes!

Out on August 27 from FSG, the 30th anniversary edition of Roald Dahl's The Witches includes an introduction by James Patterson, photographs, reproductions of original manuscript pages, a fascinating and funny reminiscence from editor Stephen Roxburgh on working with Dahl, and illustrations by Quentin Blake.

We know you want the special edition of this classic, so we've got ten copies for you to win today. Comment in the post to enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A purchase does not improve your chances of winning.  Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec).  To enter, comment on this post beginning at 11:30 AM Eastern Time (ET) on August 26. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 ET on August 30. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law.  Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor:, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Alexandra Cooper
2. acooper0109
Me as well. Roald Dahl is a childhood favorite!!
Matthew Keith
3. tenth
Psyched. I thought I'd read every one of his books and don't remember ever hearing this one somehow. Can't wait to read it to my one year old.
Gordon Bingham
4. gordonbingham
My great niece and I will delight in reading it together!
5. DRickard
I'll give it a shot
Christine LaRue
6. LadyAnubis
Why do I not remember THE WITCHES? I suspect because my elementary school's faculty conspired to present only certain of Roald Dahl's works to me and my classmates. I would have enjoyed THE WITCHES as a kid and would love to read it now. Thanks for the opportunity!
7. roid
Never read this Dahl book.
8. pungentodor
Hurray it works now!
10. James Marsh
Dahl is always a welcome read.
12. nerd_ling
Fabulous read, and one of my partner's favorites :)
13. Icehawk
That's a nice cover!
Michael Wyatt
14. RabidNewz
I would love this. Roald Dahl was one of my favorites as a young lad.
15. Stephanie H
I would love this! Roald Dahl is one of my favorites, both as a child and now as an adult.
16. AlanWes
Love Dahl. One of my favorite authors.
Chris Chaplain
17. chaplainchris1
As a kid (as now) I loved books about magical protagonists, so having the witches be, y'know, was a disappointment. It was still a fairly fun elementary school read, and definitely something I'd share with the nephew!
18. LeahH
Oh man, this book scared me so bad when I was a kid.
19. Crys
Oh man. This is one of those books that I absolutely loved, but had almost completely forgotten about. It's definitely going on my "must read" list. ^_^
20. rubydog
I love Roald Dahl.
Please enter me.
27. dwndrgn
Count me in but don't turn me into a mouse!
30. DTBarron
Would love one.. thanks!
32. Jegger
Just finished reading James and the Giant Peach to my son.
34. RLBrown
Another geat classic from...Wait! There were witches in the giant chocolate peach factory story?
35. Craig L
Dahl-icious! Of course, there are some who say Roald was a 'sonofawitch' in real life...
36. Helena Juhasz
I've never read it!! I spent most of my childhood reading every Archie comic book in existence, so I'm catching up for lost time!
37. Cecelia
I've never read this one, either. Missing book in my Dahl education!
38. mnels
My students would love to have this book in our library!
39. kellis_amberlee
Count me in!
40. tenth
3 comments last night, with the contest ending at midnight tonight. Hop on today, 39 comments, bumped to the top of the page and the timeline for the entry has changed? How is that okay? You even moved the OPENING time from the 23rd so the first three posts which WERE valid now aren't? That hardly seems fair.

So, RE-COMMENTING as you changed the rules.
41. Laurraine
Roald Dahl is one of my favourite writers.
J. Akimatsu
42. DesertLorelei
I loved this book when I was younger! Roald Dahl will always be one of my favorite authors.
44. Ward Bond
I have this movie on VHS I love it.

Prince rupert BC Canada
46. Matthew Fava
I really enjoy RD, so I am happy to throw my virtual hat into the hypertextual ring.
Joe Romano
48. Drunes
This will go straight to my daughter if I win.
Cody Chamness
49. theMadBard
There was something wrong with the previous page that showed this so I am glad that they extended it to allow all of us a chance. Thanks!
50. 3kitties
I'd really like to win this one.
Dean Tucker
51. StoryCottage
Only 49 entries so far - please count me in!
52. RachelW
I want to win!
53. AVance
Perhaps my favorite Dahl...maybe...hard to choose...
54. grimrick
Love Dahl's work.
55. kid_greg
Would this book be appropriate for an 8 year old? My daughter loves stories about witches.
59. Eric's alias
This would be cool
60. Megan Emery
WOW!!! I NEED THIS BOOK! It was the first book I ever checked out from my library as a kid, the first chapter book I ever finished as a kid and Roald Dahl's work in general is one of the main reasons I became a librarian! Long Live The Witches!!!
64. M. Rogers
I'd love to win this!
66. TurtleKnitta
Yes please!
67. Alyss
I loved this book as a kid, perhaps even more than Matilda! Count me in! :D
71. mosaix
I love witches! Yes!
Laura McDonald
73. bonnieclyde
A wonderful Halloween tradition to be read aloud with the family!
74. Ray S.
Looks Great!

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