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What were the Salem Witch Trials?  Cover Image Book Book

What were the Salem Witch Trials? / by Joan Holub ; illustrated by Dede Putra.

Holub, Joan. (Author). Putra, Dede (Illustrator) (Added Author).


"Something wicked was brewing in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It started when two girls, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams, began having hysterical fits. Soon after, other local girls claimed they were being pricked with pins. With no scientific explanation available, the residents of Salem came to one conclusion: it was witchcraft! Over the next year and a half, nineteen people were convicted of witchcraft and hanged while more languished in prison as hysteria swept the colony. Author Joan Holub gives readers and inside look at this sinister chapter in history."--Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780448479057
  • ISBN: 0448479052
  • ISBN: 9781480675483
  • ISBN: 1480675482
  • ISBN: 9780606367615
  • ISBN: 0606367616
  • Physical Description: 106 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 106).
Formatted Contents Note:
What were the Salem Witch Trials? -- Betty and Abigail -- Witches -- Questions -- Tituba -- Witch hunt -- Trials -- Punishment -- Fortune-telling -- Why? -- Afterword -- Timelines -- Bibliography.
Subject: Trials (Witchcraft) > Massachusetts > Salem > Juvenile literature.
Witchcraft > Massachusetts > Salem > History > 17th century > Juvenile literature.
Witch hunting > Massachusetts > Salem > History > 17th century > Juvenile literature.
Witchcraft > Massachusetts > Salem.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Kirtland Community College Library KFM 2478.8 .W5 H65 2015 30775305513401 Juvenile Available -

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