The Salem Witch Trials: An Unsolved Mystery from History

The Salem Witch Trials An Unsolved Mystery from History In Salem Massachusetts witnessed one of the saddest and most inexplicable chapters in American history When a group of girls came down with a horrible mysterious bout of illness the town doct

  • Title: The Salem Witch Trials: An Unsolved Mystery from History
  • Author: Jane Yolen Heidi E.Y. Stemple Roger Roth
  • ISBN: 9780689846205
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, witnessed one of the saddest and most inexplicable chapters in American history When a group of girls came down with a horrible, mysterious bout of illness, the town doctor looked in his medical books but failed to find a reasonable diagnosis Pretty soon everyone in town was saying the same thing The girls were ill because they were underIn 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, witnessed one of the saddest and most inexplicable chapters in American history When a group of girls came down with a horrible, mysterious bout of illness, the town doctor looked in his medical books but failed to find a reasonable diagnosis Pretty soon everyone in town was saying the same thing The girls were ill because they were under a spell, the spell of witchcraft And still, the question remains Why did the hysteria occur The townspeople had many things to worry about back then smallpox, strife with the local Indians, a preacher demanding higher wages, and the division of land in the community But did all of those problems justify a witch hunt Become a detective as you read this true story, study the clues, and try to understand the hysteria The Unsolved Mystery from History series is written by acclaimed author Jane Yolen and former private investigator Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple This is an innovative history lesson that s sure to keep kids thinking throughout.

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    1. A great primer for kids, which introduces both the history and puritanical context for the hysteria of 1692 and the human toll it took on the colonial community.

    2. Everyone has heard of the infamous Salem Witch trials but no one know exactly why the events were able to unfold the way they did or how twenty people were sentenced to death for witchcraft. It’s one of the great unsolved mysteries from history that Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple are bringing to the attention of a new generation of detectives. An intriguing read that will surely lead to fascinating discussions and varied opinions. Were the girls really telling the truth? Lying so they could rece [...]

    3. The Salem Witch Trials ist ein Teil der Reihe Unsolved Mysteries from History der mehrfach ausgezeichneten Kinderbuchautorin Jane Yolen und ihrer Tochter. Das Buch ist aufgebaut wie eine Detektivgeschichte. Ein Mädchen, Tochter eines Detektivs, liest über ungelöste und rätselhafte geschichtliche Ereignisse und stellt diese in einer Zusammenfassung vor.Auf jeder Doppelseite ist eine Pinselzeichnung von Roger Roth, in einem gelben Kasten stehen die Tatsachen, in einem anderen in Form eines Not [...]

    4. 3.75 starsThis is a picture book for kids (it says ages 6-9) that explains what happened in Salem, Mass. in 1692. It’s actually told from the point of view of a modern day girl trying to solve why it happened, looking at clues like a detective would. I’m impressed. The story was told very well (of course, simplified for kids), and there were little “sticky notes” to explain slightly more difficult words. The illustrations in the book are amazing, they really helped bring the story to lif [...]

    5. I liked the way this was presented, especially in light of the intended audience. The known facts of the case were laid out, along with useful context and the leading theories of what really happened, and the reader was invited to come to their own conclusion. The narrator (presented as a detective's child who is interested in mysteries as well and did the presented research) also offers some questions to help the reader evaluate each of the theories and their own thoughts on them. I would poten [...]

    6. An excellent introductory book for children first learning about the trials, geared less towards being a history lesson and more towards being an exercise in critical thinking and fact gathering/checking. Yolen writes in her usual clear and precise manner, and bypasses the violence of the trials (though she does reference it) to focus more on motivations and context of how something like this could have happened. Her summation of the theories behind the incident are excellent and can be useful f [...]

    7. I've always loved reading about the Salem Witch Trials. My family and I visited Salem several years ago, and I loved hearing the stories and seeing the sites. The town still has a sense of mystery and tragedy. This story is told from the point of view of a girl who wants to be a detective and is trying to solve the mysteries of the trials. She invites the reader to make his/her own conclusion after the facts and theories have been presented. Kids would really enjoy this book. It could be part of [...]

    8. This is a really nice series. Incorporating narrative with factual information it presents an overview and then several theories about what really happened. It is very engaging for kids and a perfect level for 5th graders. What could it have been like for the townspeople of Salem Village in 1692---absolutely horrible!

    9. Full review at: unleashingreaders/?p=1402The mystery of the Salem Witch Trials is one that has haunted the United States for over 3oo years now and is one that students love to read about (and I do, too!). Most of my thoughts about this book are about how awesome this book is for the classroom. The Yolens seemed to have written it specifically for teachers to use.

    10. I like this series. It tends to present the facts and then lets kids come up with a possible solution on their own. It also has encouraged my children to look at things that have happened historically and realize that there may not be one right interpretation of history. History is not absolute.

    11. This is much shorter than I thought it would be. It doesn't really solve the mystery, it just gives you facts and theories and then lets you try to figure out what you think. I was a little disappointed. I thought it would give me more and provide some answers. It is a children's book so it provides ideas children might not have so I can't be too disappointed, I guess.

    12. I’m impressed. The story was told very well in that it was simplified for kids. The illustrations in book really make the story. It seems like a good book for kids to learn what happened and to discuss it with their parents or teachers.

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