Witch Child / Edition 1

Witch Child / Edition 1

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by Celia Rees
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0786238968

ISBN-13: 9780786238965

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Cengage Gale

Mary's grandmother is executed for witchcraft, and Mary is forced to leave her home to avoid the same fate. At first she flees to the English countryside, but when the atmosphere of superstition and suspicion becomes all consuming she leaves on a boat for America in the hope that she can start over and forget her past. But during the journey, she realizes that the

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Mary's grandmother is executed for witchcraft, and Mary is forced to leave her home to avoid the same fate. At first she flees to the English countryside, but when the atmosphere of superstition and suspicion becomes all consuming she leaves on a boat for America in the hope that she can start over and forget her past. But during the journey, she realizes that the past is not so easy to escape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786238965
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Young Adult Series
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Witch Child 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 100 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Orphaned, fourteen-year-old, Mary Newbury must now take care of herself after the tragic death of her grandmother. She flees England in search of a new and better life, and ends up going to America with a group of Puritans. She must start from scratch and pretend to be someone she is not. For Mary¿s gift is one where, if discovered, she¿d be hung just like her grandmother. Only people whom Mary grew to love along the journey knew her secret. Except in the new colony, people began to notice Mary to be a little different, and there has been witchcraft found in the forest. Only, it is not Mary. Then who could it be, you may ask. Will Mary be convicted for a crime she didn¿t commit? Will she be punished for a gift she doesn¿t even want? Shall Mary suffer the same fate as her beloved grandmother? Well, I guess you¿ll just have to read to find your answers. I enjoyed this book because it caught my attention from the very start. The book starts to pull you in with a very mysterious beginning, and by the end of the first couple chapters, you¿re hooked. I just couldn¿t stop reading. In some parts of the book it was in broken English or old English, so it was confusing. But I just used context clues, or clues from the text, to figure out what they were saying. I also like this book because while reading it, I could make many connections to what we were then learning about in Social Studies class. It was pretty neat to be reading and see a name and be able to say, ¿Hey, I remember learning about him.¿ This book, I believe, would be enjoyed by both girls and boys in their early teens. Yes, the main character is a girl, but there¿s nothing `girly¿ in the book, and there are many guys in this story too. Witch Child is the first book in the series, and Sorceress is the sequel, written by Celia Rees, who¿s also written The Wish House. Witch Child is based on a true diary found dated back to 1659. Many of the facts and characters are true, and many of the events did actually happen, and Mary Newbury truly did exist. I really enjoyed this book, and I believe you will too.
vamploverGA More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am just done with this one and it was fun to read,i just started the second book wich is Soreceress. It picks up where the other on end. Easy and fun to read .
lovestoreadnovels More than 1 year ago
I bought this book seven years ago. I Just recently got around to reading it. This book really makes you appreciate the freedom and life we have today. Witch child is very entertaining and easy to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful and very entertaining I picked it up just to see if it was any good. I found it to be the best book I ever read. Mary Newbury, a young girl, escapes from her grandmothers hanging as a witch. If she hadn't she surely would have been persecuted as well. her mother whom she has never met before wisks her away and sends her to America! Mary hides her true nature of being a witch for as long as she can. Even though being one is not what the bible makes it out to be. She is more of a healer, although she has skills in seeing into the future and such.She eventually has to run of and join the indians to escape the hysteria in her villiage Behula It is a wonderful book, I felt realy connected to the characters and I simply love this book, It was a great read.
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