What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was?)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.38362
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.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published on August 11, 2015 by Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-10: 0448479052
ISBN-13: 9780448479057
2 Book Reviews
  • tigersblood848
    tigersblood8484 months11 star
    It is scary. I do not recommend it if you are scared easily. But if you like scary things go for it. Just not for me.
    • tarni
      tarniover 3 years55 stars
      This book was like the most unhappy book that I have ever read. The book tells you how the Salem witch trials started. At the end it tells you how the people who started it were most likely faking because what they "had" something like that happened to other people.