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Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem Audiobook, by Rosalyn Schanzer Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Rosalyn Schanzer Narrator: Jessica Almasy Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781464048692
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Award-winning author and illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer's book Witches! was named a School Library Journal Best Book and a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best. Witches! recounts in electrifying detail the true events of the 17th-century witch trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts. After two girls exhibit strange behavior, the colonial town's doctor concludes their symptoms are the result of witchcraft. Even today, the chilling events of this period remain one of the most disturbing passages of U.S. history. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The author effortlessly guides readers through this bizarre moment in American history.” 

    School Library Journal

  • “Schanzer's appealing storyteller's style will draw readers into this strangest of episodes in American history and keep them riveted. She deftly manages a large cast of characters and structures her narrative just as she should: straightforwardly and chronologically, leaving readers to draw their own conclusions or make broader comparisons.”

    Children’s Literature

  • A School Library Journal Best Book of 2011

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About the Author

Rosalyn Schanzer has written and illustrated several outstanding children’s books, including How We Crossed the West, which received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. As a child, she always enjoyed reading stories about horses, so by the time she was twelve years old, she’d read all of the Black Stallion books by Walter Farley; she then decided to study the muscle structures of horses so she could draw them herself. She lives with her husband and children in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

About the Narrator

Jessica Almasy is an actress, theater teacher, and award-winning audiobook narrator. She has recorded over eighty titles, including the Earphones Award-winning Clementine series and Operation Yes, for which she won a 2010 Audie Award. Outside of the Clementine series, Almasy has also won five AudioFile Earphones Awards.