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Witch-Hunt - by Marc Aronson (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • Salem, Massachusetts, 1692.
  • 12 Years
  • 8.26" x 5.62" Paperback
  • 288 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, History

Description



About the Book



Acclaimed historian Aronson sifts through the facts, myths, half-truths, and theories about the witch trials in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, to present a vivid narrative of one of the most compelling mysteries in American history. Illustrations.



Book Synopsis



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.



Review Quotes




"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 highly readable narrative."
-- New York Times Book Review

"A legitimate piece of original scholarship that is at the same time an interesting narrative."
-- School Library Journal, starred 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

"Excellent history writing."
-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Readers will be swept up in this complex mystery."
-- Publishers Weekly, starred review



About the Author



Marc Aronson is the acclaimed author of Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert, which earned four starred reviews. He is also the author of Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue and Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado, winner of the ALA's first Robert F. Sibert Award for nonfiction and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has won the LMP award for editing and has a PhD in American history from New York University. Marc is a member of the full-time faculty in the graduate program of the Rutgers School of Communication and Information. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife, Marina Budhos, and sons. You can visit him online at MarcAronson.com.

Stephanie Anderson lives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Her first picture book was Weaving the Rainbow, by George Ella Lyon, in which her art was praised by Kirkus Reviews as "exquisite."

Dimensions (Overall): 8.26 Inches (H) x 5.62 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .58 Pounds
Suggested Age: 12 Years
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback
Author: Marc Aronson
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2005
TCIN: 11327226
UPC: 9781416903154
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-4108
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.8 inches length x 5.62 inches width x 8.26 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.58 pounds
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