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Witch-Hunt : Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials - Marc Aronson


Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials

By: Marc Aronson, Stephanie Anderson (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 30th September 2005
ISBN: 9781416903154
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. In a plain meetinghouse a woman stands before her judges. The accusers, girls and young women, are fervent and overexcited. The accused is a poor, unpopular woman who had her first child before she was married. As the trial proceeds the girls begin to wail, tear their clothing, and scream that the woman is hurting them. Some of them expose wounds to the horrified onlookers, holding out the pins that have stabbed them -- pins that appeared as if by magic. Are they acting or are they really tormented by an unseen evil? Whatever the cause, the nightmare has begun: The witch trials will eventually claim twenty-five lives, shatter the community, and forever shape the American social conscience.

Industry Reviews

"A highly readable narrative." -- New York Times Book Review "A skillful retelling of the endlessly fascinating story of the 1692 witchcraft crisis for young readers...a gripping, sophisticated narrative." -- Mary Beth Norton "A welcome book for young adults that would also serve regular adults much better than most books about the Salem witch trials. Beautifully written and accurate. Teachers should throw away other books they have been using for young adults and turn to this one." -- Bernard Rosenthal, author of Salem Story: Reading the Witch Trials of 1692 "A gripping, sophisticated narrative that establishes the contemporary relevance of this oft-recounted tale. A brilliant appendix discussing the relationship of historical events to Arthur Miller's The Crucible will be of great interest to readers of all ages." -- Mary Beth Norton, author of In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 "A legitimate piece of original scholarship that is at the same time an interesting narrative." -- School Library Journal, starred review "Excellent history writing." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Readers will be swept up in this complex mystery." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

ISBN: 9781416903154
ISBN-10: 1416903151
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 30th September 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1

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