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Witches [electronic resource] : The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem. Rosalyn Schanzer.

Schanzer, Rosalyn. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781426308888 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: Tackling the same twisted subject as Stacy Schiff's much-lauded book The Witches: Salem, 1692, this Sibert Honor book for young readers features unique scratchboard illustrations, chilling primary source material, and powerful narrative to tell the true tale. In the little colonial town of Salem Village, Massachusetts, two girls began to twitch, mumble, and contort their bodies into strange shapes. The doctor tried every remedy, but nothing cured the young Puritans. He grimly announced the dire diagnosis: the girls were bewitched! And then the accusations began. The riveting, true story of the victims, accused witches, crooked officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took over a dozen people's lives and ruined hundreds more unfolds in chilling, novelistic detail--complete with stylized black-white-and-red scratchboard illustrations of young girls having wild fits in the courtroom, witches...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
1190 Lexile.
7.8 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : National Geographic Children's Books, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1404 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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