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Download Mobi à Witches ✓ ñ Tackling the same twisted subject as Stacy Schiff's much lauded book The Witches Salem 1692 this Sibert Honor book for young readers features uniue scratchboard illustrations chilling primary source material and powerful narrative to tell the true tale In the little colonial town of Salem Village MassachusettC power Taught in middle and high schools around the US the 17th century saga remains hauntingly resonant as people struggle even today with the urgent need to find someone to blame for their misfortunes  In addition to the Sibert Honor  Witches has been honored by the Society of Illustrators with their Original Art Award Gold Medal has been named a Notable book by both the American Library Association and the National Council for the Social Studies and was chosen one of School Library Journal's 100 Magnificent Children's Books and one of Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Children's Boo We sell this in the gift shop of one of the historic sites I work at and I've had my eye on it for a while since witches and history and #spookyaesthetics are My Thing I finally got my hands on a copy after ages and ages and I'm so pleased to say that I really liked this bookThe illustrations are lovely but I actually really surprisingly enjoyed the text of this book than the illustrations This is a non fiction book for youth a genre that I've read surprisingly little of and I wasn't sure I'd like the text much I was wrong I loved it To compare I read Stacy Schiff's The Witches late last year and I think I left that book without really having learned anything Schiff was too thorough and tried to go into detail on too many people and as a result I couldn't keep up with who was who and why their story was important Schanzer on the other hand summarizes beautifully She captured the whole affair went into a few key people's backgrounds told some stories and wrapped it up in a fifth of the time it takes Schiff PLUS she has cool illustrationsHighly enjoyable I'll be able to recommend this to customers wholeheartedly

Rosalyn Schanzer µ Witches Epub

S crooked officials and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took over a dozen people’s lives and ruined hundreds unfolds in chilling detail in this young adult book by award winning author and illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer With a powerful narrative chilling primary source accounts a design evoking the period and stylized black white and red scratchboard illustrations of young girls having wild fits in the courtroom witches flying overhead and the Devil and his servants terrorizing the Puritans this book will rivet young readers with novelisti While I've heard of the Salem Witch Trials I'm still shocked by how much local politics and petty jealousies played into the accusations Compelling and well researched Stunning design with black red and white scratch board illustrations

Kindle æ µ Rosalyn Schanzer

Witches Tackling the same twisted subject as Stacy Schiff's much lauded book The Witches Salem 1692 this Sibert Honor book for young readers features uniue scratchboard illustrations chilling primary source material and powerful narrative to tell the true tale In the little colonial town of Salem Village Massachusetts two girls began to twitch mumble and contort their bodies into strange shapes The doctor tried every remedy but nothing cured the young Puritans He grimly announced the dire diagnosis the girls were bewitched And then the accusations began The riveting true story of the victims accused witche It might be strange but the first thing that struck me about Witches once I had my hands on it was the size and shape I've read a fair few of National Geographic's YA and middle grade nonfiction and they tend to be large with gorgeous glossy covers Schanzer's book is going an entirely different route It's small even smaller than an average paperback and the cover is a black and white engraving like illustration And it looks really really cool The illustrations inside are very similar and very striking This is definitely a book that stands outLet's face it you'd have to try pretty hard to turn the story of the Salem Witch Trials into something dull Schanzer certainly doesn't disappoint There are plenty of exciting details and the basic timeline is riveting Schanzer doesn't offer a definitive explanation for what exactly happened in Salem or why and I appreciate that I haven't exactly read widely on the subject but this is the first time that I remember seeing a book aimed at this age range emphasize the corruption of the judges I knew that there were some Salem residences who profited from the trials by confiscating the property and land of the accused I hadn't realized that it was illegal and that the judges knew it was illegal knew that the property was being confiscated anyways and probably pocketed some of it themselves One woman asking after her confiscated cattle was flatly told that the judges planned to eat them Certainly puts a different spin on things doesn't it?Like I said I haven't read tons of books on the trials But this is by far the best one that I've read and the one that comes closest to capturing the mood of the times National Geographic also has a fantastic interactive story on their website that though not related to this particular book also does a great job of capturing that mood The presentation is a little dated right now but the writing is great