Witches!: the absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem

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Tackling the same twisted subject as Stacy Schiff's much-lauded book The Witches: Salem, 1692, this Sibert Honour 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 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 Books--ALSC NCSS--Notable 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
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Level 7.8, 4 Points
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NC: Non-Conforming 1190L
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title_display Witches! : the absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem
title_full Witches The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem, Witches! : the absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem / by Roaslyn Schanzer, Witches! [electronic resource] : the absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem / Rosalyn Schanzer
title_short Witches! :
title_sub the absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem
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