Hidden until now in the pages of her diary, marys startling story begins in 1659, the year her beloved. Witch child tells the story of a girl named mary, whose grandmother was hanged for being a witch. Witch child is presented as a collection of found journal entries written by mary newbury between march 1659 and october 1660. This book is written based on a diary found in the 1600s about a girl named mary and her journey trying to hide who she is. She boards a ship to the new world where she hopes to leave behind. Witch child celia rees paperback 9781408800263 bokklubben. Within a month, this riveting book sold out its first two hardcover printings.
And so she was taken away from the only home shes know by a mysterious woman shes never met, mary is sent to america for her own safety. The first book in the witchs child trilogy has adventure, murder, romance, intrigue, and betrayal with a 16yearold heroine that is both fierce and flawed at the same time. Celia rees witch child is an amazing story and also a true story. Witch child 2002 read online free book by celia rees in. Just two weeks after publication, celia reess witch child spirited its way onto the book sense childrens only 76 list as one of the top 10 books that independent booksellers like to handsell. Read witch child by celia rees for free with a 30 day free trial. A beautifully rendered world and exquisite sense of timing ensure a pageturning experience. But life aboard a ship of puritans heading to the new world is just as dangerous as it was. As the book begins, mary is lost and alone in the frozen wilderness. The books should be read in sequence so if you have not already read witch child please do so at your earliest convenience.
Witch child was shortlisted for the guardian childrens fiction prize in 2001 and won the prix sorcieres in 2003. When mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hanged for. Mary comes from a family of witches and therefore defines herself as a witch even though she doesnt really practice much. After reading about seventeenthcentury witch persecutions and native american shamanism, she says, it occurred to me that the beliefs and skills that would have condemned a woman to death in one society would have been revered in another. She had to leave, before the townspeople turned on her as well. Witch child witch child, book 1 by celia rees fantastic fiction.
When mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hanged for the crime, she. Mary newbury has fled from the puritan community of beulah, after being accused of witchcraft and scapegoated as the cause of the madness affecting many of its young girls. Please ignore my flicky gingey fringey on the left. Celia rees is the author of several childrens books and young adult novels, including every step you take, the vanished, midnight hour, soul taker, truth or dare, sovay, the fools girl, and many others. Hopefully these will become a regular thing, as i like to read. Once you read witch child you will be in love with the character and you will hunger for what sorceress delivers. Witch child is solidly in the historical genre, and only mildly in paranormal, so if youre looking for a story about witches, this aint it. Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, ipad, iphone and android. After marys grandmother is hanged she must flee to avoid the same fate. After marys grandmother is executed as a witch, mary flees her native england for a newfound colony in america, developing strong friendships and beginning to learn the power within. Read witch child online by celia rees books free 30day trial. Its strange to read a book about witches, where the main character is a witch, and to only ever see magic twice one of those times being 90% through the book.941 1076 804 603 423 149 1010 793 100 603 777 1501 878 16 405 698 187 265 268 784 674 1548 502 1553 477 1233 484 1440 1398 102 516