Witch Child

Witch Child

Book - 2002
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In 1659, fourteen-year-old Mary Newbury keeps a journal of her voyage from England to the New World and her experiences living as a witch in a community of Puritans near Salem, Massachusetts.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2002.
Edition: 1st U.S. pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780763618292
Characteristics: 261, 13 p. ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: WitchChild


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Jan 05, 2016

First Celia Rees novel I read and became a favorite. What transpires in Mary's life is "riveting" and emotionally and physically intense and what she experiences stays with you. Initially borrowed "Witch Child" as I came across it in my sister-in-law's stack of books. Enjoyed it so thoroughly that I bought my own copy followed by the next two in the Series: "Sorceress" and "Sovay," both very good. Rees targets a younger audience, but I am an adult reader who loves her style and her stories with settings in England. I now own 16 of her books.

Apr 03, 2013

I really liked this book. I can't wait to read the next one! I could not put it down. I'd say that some of it is a little hard to read with some of the old-fashioned wording and such.

DebraBehr Oct 21, 2011

One of my fav. Historical fics that captures the Salem Witch trails extremely unique style. Your attention will be held on the first page ..and there’s a sequel too.

Jan 28, 2011

"I am Mary. I am a witch." Thus begins the journal of Mary Newbury, writing in the spring of 1659 as she watches her beloved grandmother being tortured and hung as a witch in her English village. Before the crowd can turn on Mary, she is whisked away and placed on a ship headed for America. The journal format Celia Rees uses is so convincing that it's easy to believe Mary actually existed,


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Dec 20, 2011

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