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The Resource The devil's door : a Salem witchcraft story, Paul B. Thompson

The devil's door : a Salem witchcraft story, Paul B. Thompson

Label
The devil's door : a Salem witchcraft story
Title
The devil's door
Title remainder
a Salem witchcraft story
Statement of responsibility
Paul B. Thompson
Title variation
devils door
Title variation remainder
a Salem witchcraft story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sarah Wright and her father Ephraim move to Salem Village, Massachusetts, in 1692, where they witness the Salem witchcraft hysteria, during which Ephraim is arrested and Sarah must try to help him escape from jail
Review
Gr 4 – 6 — Sarah Wright and her father, Ephraim, escape to Salem after an attack by Wabanaki warriors on their homestead in Maine. They settle there just as the witchcraft trials are beginning. They are lodged at Dr. Griggs's home where Betty Hubbard, one of the accusers, is indentured to her uncle. Sarah becomes an eyewitness to the disturbances caused by the girls, the accusations, hysterical behavior, the trials, and the executions. She is befriended by Abe Toothaker, who fleshes out the theories about witchcraft in their conversations. As the arrests occur, Ephraim is recruited as a constable, only to be accused of witchcraft himself. The third-person narrative reveals Sarah as a reportorial, somewhat apprehensive but empathetic innocent observer. Factual material is incorporated into the narrative, creating a fast-paced, fascinating read.—Kathryn Kosiorek, formerly at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH --Kathryn Kosiorek (Reviewed January 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 1, p117)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
375708
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Paul B
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.T3719828
LC item number
De 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Historical fiction adventures HFA
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Witchcraft
  • Puritans
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Salem (Mass.)
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Salem witchcraft story
Label
The devil's door : a Salem witchcraft story, Paul B. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. )
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9780766033870
Lccn
2009040374
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn465189735
  • (OCoLC)465189735
  • 169148
Label
The devil's door : a Salem witchcraft story, Paul B. Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. )
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9780766033870
Lccn
2009040374
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn465189735
  • (OCoLC)465189735
  • 169148

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