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

What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was?) By Joan Holub, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author

Joan Holub is the author of What Was the First Thanksgiving?, What Was the Gold Rush?, and other Who Was...? titles, including Who Was Marco Polo? and Who Was Babe Ruth? She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780448479057
ISBN-10: 0448479052
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: August 11th, 2015
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: What Was?