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ISBN13: 9780763618292
ISBN10: 0763618292
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Enter the world of young Mary Newbury, a world where simply being different can cost a person her life. Hidden until now in the pages of her diary, Marys startling story begins in 1659, the year her beloved grandmother is hanged in the public square as a witch. Mary narrowly escapes a similar fate, only to face intolerance and new danger among the Puritans in the New World. How long can she hide her true identity? Will she ever find a place where her healing powers will not be feared?

Just two weeks after publication, Celia Reess WITCH CHILD spirited its way onto the Book Sense Childrens Only 76 list as one of the Top 10 books that independent booksellers like to handsell. Within a month, this riveting book sold out its first two hardcover printings. Now, Candlewick Press is pleased to announce the publication of WITCH CHILD in paperback.

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"With its theme of religious intolerance and its touches of the supernatural, this is sure to be in high demand for a long time." Kirkus Reviews

Welcome to the world of young Mary Newbury, a world where simply being different can cost a person her life. Hidden until now in the pages of her diary, Marys startling story begins in 1659, the year herbeloved grandmother is hanged in the public square as a witch. Mary narrowly escapes a similar fate, only to face intolerance and new danger among the Puritans in the New World. How long can she hide her true identity? Will she ever find a place where her healing powers will not be feared?

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When her beloved grandmother is hanged in the public square as a witch, Mary narrowly escapes a similar fate, only to find intolerance and new danger among the Puritans in the New World.

About the Author

Celia Rees is the author of many novels for teens. WITCH CHILD is her first with Candlewick Press. After reading about seventeenth-century witch persecutions and Native American shamanism, she says, "It occurred to me that the beliefs and skills that would have condemned a woman to death in one society would have been revered in another. That got me thinking, what if there was a girl who could move between these two worlds? . . . Mary came into my head and WITCH CHILD began."

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jumpergirl3005, June 26, 2007 (view all comments by jumpergirl3005)
This was the first of two books about Mary Nuttall. She is a witch in a time when witches are hung. Personaly I thought the second book was alot better than the first but both are good books. It sets the stage for the next book. It is authentic in the facts, well written, and a wonderful tale.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763618292
Author:
Rees, Celia
Publisher:
Candlewick
Author:
Rees
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Puritans
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Witch Child
Series Volume:
107-117
Publication Date:
20090512
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 x .8 in .51 lb
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 288 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763618292 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "With its theme of religious intolerance and its touches of the supernatural, this is sure to be in high demand for a long time." Kirkus Reviews

Welcome to the world of young Mary Newbury, a world where simply being different can cost a person her life. Hidden until now in the pages of her diary, Marys startling story begins in 1659, the year herbeloved grandmother is hanged in the public square as a witch. Mary narrowly escapes a similar fate, only to face intolerance and new danger among the Puritans in the New World. How long can she hide her true identity? Will she ever find a place where her healing powers will not be feared?

"Synopsis" by , When her beloved grandmother is hanged in the public square as a witch, Mary narrowly escapes a similar fate, only to find intolerance and new danger among the Puritans in the New World.
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