Dear America: I Walk in Dread

Dear America: I Walk in Dread

by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
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Dear America: I Walk in Dread by Lisa Rowe Fraustino

Lisa Rowe Fraustino's dramatic tale of the Salem witch trials is back in print with a beautiful new cover design! Deliverance Trembley lives in Salem Village where she must take care of her sickly sister, Mem, and where she does her daily chores in fear of her cruel uncle's angry temper. But after four young girls from the village accuse some of the local women of being witches, the town becomes increasingly caught up in a witch hunt. When the villagers begin to realize that Deliverance is a clever girl who possesses the skills to read and write, the whispered accusations begin. Suddenly she has more to worry about than just the wrath of her uncle, her ill sister, and the fate of the other women in town. Within the pages of her diary, Deliverance captures the panic, terror, suspicion, and hysteria that swept through Salem Village during one of the most infamous eras in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545388047
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: Dear America Series
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 379,884
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lisa Rowe Fraustino is the author of the novels I WALK IN DREAD, a Dear America title; GRASS AND SKY; ASH; and THE HOLE IN THE WALL. She is also the author of the picture book THE HICKORY CHAIR. Lisa lives with her husband in Connecticut and teaches at Eastern Connecticut State University.

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I Walk in Dread (Dear America Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read a few other books about the Salem Witch Trials before, but this one was refreshingly different. This book doesn't focus on the effect that Tituba and the stories she allegedly told had on the afflicted girls. The author of this book relied more on actual court records and other surviving accounts, rather than they many myths that have been passed down from generation to generation. A must read for anyone, of any age, who is interested in this subject!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to see there was a dear america about the salem witch trials, but was rather disapointed with what i got. The plot was kind of slow. The parts about the trials were witnessed from afar, so it doesn't really feel like you are going through it. Also, she just kept describing a book she was reading with one of the other characters. Pages upon pages were spent summarizing the removes of mrs. Soandso. Sadly, i have actually read the book she was reading, so that got really old for me really quickly. It wasn't horrible, but i don't think i'd buy it again.
PeterJT More than 1 year ago
Lisa Rowe Fraustino gives an insightful look of living in 17th Century Massachusetts and the Salem witch trial. It is an enjoyable and informative read for any age. However I can't picture a 12 year old in the 17th Century writing that well or wording in a diary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was elated to finally find a story in which there is a girl my own age (12) who has a vocabulary equivalent to my own. To the reviewer who was skeptical of a twelve year old girl with an advanced vocabulary: I AM TWELVE. I TALK AS WELL AS ANY ADULT. WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE?!?! Anyway, I am only about 40-60% through the story, but I have enjoyed it so far. I think Mem is a little too hopeful about Mr. Something liking her. I think he thinks of her as a kind, hospitable young woman and nothing else. Good so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed reading Dear America books and this one is one of the best that i have read so far!! It was kinda slow in the beginning but it still kept my attention! Great book and Great series :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I recently visited Salem and was very interested in the history of the Witch Trials. I Walk in Dread is mostly historical with a perfect amount if fiction to make the book exciting and keep my attention. I liked how the author wrote it as a journal to make it realistic to the time period. I really liked how the characters were connected to the accused witches rather the subject of the trials.  I have read other books about the Salem Witch trials and this was my absolute favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am very interested in the salem witch trials and i belive it is a very good book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this was a very good read. It was a time of tradgedy writtten in a child's point of view. It was a bone-chilling and provoking story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very exciting but it is sad but good and awsam all rolled into one! Hannah Grace
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gave a new perspective on the witch trials. It was truly captivating and I couldn't put the book down. I would definatley reccomend this book to anyone looking for a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book as part of my College Childrens Literature class and was a bit hesitant about it at first. Upon opening up and starting out, I was immedietly pulled into the story. The book is written about actual people (with the exception of the main character and her family) so it gave it a sense of realism for those who have a hard time reading fiction books. Just today Mrs. Fraustino came into class and gave a lecture on her book...not only is the book wonderful, but she took out the time after the lecture to sign 200 copies of her book. I definetely reccomend this book, it is a book that children as young as 8 and adults as old as 80 will enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read when i was six not scary really good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know this book will be so cool. Dear America are the best books ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
evolvedgeek13 More than 1 year ago
i love the dear america books and i really enjoyed this one as well ,read them as a kid and still read them at 21 i guess its a good thing i am a integrated social studies education major 
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Not my favorite dear america, i dont like how demonic it is but it aint that scary! Those girls who wer tormented by "witchcraft" were freaky though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This bok may get a bit frigtrning at times, but it IS about the Salem Witch Trails, so what do you expect? It's been a while since I read this book, but I remember that it was very good. If you like books with a bit of mystery, you have to read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with anonymous august 8th. I like histoty and like saying lolz and typing.
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