Witch Child

Witch Child

By Celia Rees

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763642280, 261pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2009

Description
"With its theme of religious intolerance and its touches of the supernatural, this is sure to be in high demand for a long time." Kirkus Reviews
Welcome to the world of young Mary Newbury, a world where simply being different can cost a person her life. Hidden until now in the pages of her diary, Mary's startling story begins in 1659, the year herbeloved grandmother is hanged in the public square as a witch. Mary narrowly escapes a similar fate, only to face intolerance and new danger among the Puritans in the New World. How long can she hide her true identity? Will she ever find a place where her healing powers will not be feared?


About the Author
Celia Rees is the author of many books for young readers including the bestsellers "Witch Child, Sorceress, "and "Pirates!" Celia lives in Leamington Spa, England with her husband and teenage daughter.