Witch-Hunt: Mysteries of the Salem Witch Trials - Illustrated


by Marc Aronson, Illustrated by Stephanie Anderson

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.


DETAILS

Paperback

ISBN: 978-1416903154

Pages: 288

Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.25 inches

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005

Young Adult


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