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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Shirley Jackson was an American author who is best known for the short story The Lottery and the horror novel The Haunting of Hill House. Married to the literary critic Stanley Edgar Hyman, Jackson cultivated a literary lifestyle, writing full time and developing relationships with literary colleagues. A gifted writer, Jackson frequently took inspiration from the events and locales of rural Vermont, where she and her family resided, and from the exploits of her children, which were chronicled in Life Among the Savages. Jackson died of heart failure in 1965.

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