The Witchcraft of Salem Village

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Random House Children's Books, Feb 2, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba.  When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines in careful detail this horrifying true story of accusations, trials, and executions that shook a community to its foundations.  

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Summary: This book is about the topic of witchcraft that is strictly forbidden in the town of Salem Village. A group of girls decide to test the rules and dabble in it listening to the local supposed ... Read full review

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Absolutely absorbing! I could barely put it down. I suppose it is written for younger readers, but if you are like me and know very little about that time in our history then it is a real eye opener ... Read full review


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Shirley Jackson (1916 1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote such classic novels as "We Have Always Lived in the Castle" and "The Haunting of Hill House", as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, The Lottery. Her work has been adapted to film, television, and theater and has influenced such writers as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Richard Matheson.

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