GIRL IN THE WITCH HOUSE by Ruth Langland Holberg


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The attempt to inject a hint of magic into this story seems mundane, --it is the descriptions of daily life in a small Massachusetts town at the beginning of the Revolution which make it interesting. Eleven year old Jennifer Rowe has trouble making friends because her house, called the Witch House, had been built for a woman who had escaped trial at Salem, and because her older sister Mary is given to having visions. Mary is a Pollyanna type, who seems priggish when she isn't spouting all the details of the peculiar circumstances by which she will (and does) meet her husband. Jennifer is a more likeable girl, down-to- earth with a forgiveable streak of vanity, and her introduction to life around the house, in town, and at school make this a moderately interesting introduction to the period for girls.

Pub Date: Aug. 29th, 1966
Publisher: Hastings House