Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem (History (US))


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    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 detailcomplete with stylized black-white-and-red scratchboard illustrations of young girls having wild fits in the courtroom, witches flying overhead, and the Devil and his servants terrorizing the Puritans in this young adult book by award-winning author and illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer. Taught in middle and high schools around the U.S., the 17th-century saga remains hauntingly resonant as people struggle even today with the urgent need to find someone to blame for their misfortunes.
    Witches!has been honoured with many prestigious awards, including:.Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honour Book

    2012 Notable Children’s BooksALSC

    NCSSNotable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012

    School Library Journal Best Books of 2011

    SLJ’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011

    Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2011

    ISBN 9781426308697
    Pub date 15/10/2011
    Availability In stock
    Binding Hardback
    Format 139x192mm