Witch Child by Celia Rees [U.S. FIRST EDITION] 2001 • Candlewick Press

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Witch Child by Celia Rees


3rd printing.  Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.  

Small strip of discoloration to front endpaper.  Otherwise, Mint w. minor shelf wear. Dust jacket now housed in a new archival quality jacket protector.

The spellbinding diary of a teenage girl who escapes persecution as a witch--only to face new intolerance in a Puritan settlement.

Enter 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 her beloved 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?

Just two weeks after publication, Celia Rees's WITCH CHILD spirited its way onto the Book Sense Children's Only 76 list as one of the Top 10 books that independent booksellers like to handsell.