The story of the novel is set in Norway and England. A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother are the major characters of the novel. The book describes their experiences in a word where there are witches that hate children.
The book became very popular in a very short period of time after its publication, but it has frequently been banned. It was also said to be a sexist novel by some organizations.
All the negative characters or villains in the story are women. This is one of the major issues that some critics and reviewers raise.
"The Witches" Summarized & Analyzed
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Major Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis