The Witchcraft Of Salem Village by Shirley JacksonThe Witchcraft Of Salem Village by Shirley Jackson

The Witchcraft Of Salem Village

byShirley Jackson

Paperback | August 1, 1998

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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.
Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco on December 14, 1916. She first received wide critical acclaim for “The Lottery,” which was published in The New Yorker in 1948 and went on to become one of the most anthologized stories in American literature. She is the author of six novels, including The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Al...
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Title:The Witchcraft Of Salem VillageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.63 × 5.25 × 0.38 inPublished:August 1, 1998Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394891767

ISBN - 13:9780394891767

Appropriate for ages: 10 - 14

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn't realize SHIRLEY JACKSON wrote this but it makes so much sense now. I loved it when I read it as a pre-teen.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from History for Kids Description of the Salem Witch Trials. Very interesting. Reveals more information and facts about the trials than you'd usually hear. Great educator for kids. This publisher also puts out several other history books for kids. Great idea. Written so kids can easily understand, and done in a way that won't scare younger children and doesn't give a false identity of what witches of today are. No prejudices, just facts in a story telling way. Allows for some imagination on the part of the reader, as suggestions for certain events are given, but none conclusive. (as stated in the book, it's due to lack of information). I'd recommend it as an educational read, and for anyone who is Wiccan, or planning to become Wiccan, or just interested in the history of Wicca.
Date published: 2001-04-20

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Stories of magic and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1600s, but, as The Witchcraft of Salem Village tells it, a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by tales told by a woman named Tituba. When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused resident after resident 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.