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Jane-Emily: And Witches' Children (utgåvan 2007)

av Patricia Clapp

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Two stories of the supernatural feature a teenager and her orphaned niece who become involved with a malicious ghost, and a retelling of the story of the Salem Witch Trials from the perspective of one of the girls thought to be possessed.
Medlem:peptastic
Titel:Jane-Emily: And Witches' Children
Författare:Patricia Clapp
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2007), Paperback, 304 pages
Samlingar:Owned, Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:****
Taggar:Ingen/inga

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Jane-Emily and Witches' Children av Patricia Clapp

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    HollyMS: Both Jane-Emily and The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall are children's historical ghost stories that feature the ghosts of horrid little girls.
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A book told in two different stories, each about children who are over the top mean. The first Emily Jane is a haunting tale of a young child whose parents have died. With her Aunt, she travels to Massachusetts to spend a summer with her grandmother. The house is old, well kept and lovely. The gardens too are spectacular. Soon, when Emily looks into the glass ball sitting carefully on a pedestal, she sees the face of Jane, the nasty daughter of her grandmother. Jane died long ago, but appears to reside inside the lovely glass ball. Increasingly Jane takes over Emily.

The second tale The Witches' Children is the story of the witch hunts in Salem Mass. in the 1600's, and the nasty girls who were responsible for the deaths of so many innocent people. There is nothing new to learn, but the story is well told.

Reprinted, this older book is written in a wonderful way that calls the reader to continue the journey. ( )
  Whisper1 | Oct 11, 2017 |
The first story in this book, Jane-Emily, is a quaint little ghostly yarn about a young girl Jane who is haunted by her aunt Emily who died in childhood. Jane is a sweet, sensitive child while her aunt Emily was in life hell on wheels. Louisa, Jane's young aunt tries to make sense of Jane's ramblings about the wishes of the dead Emily. At first she thinks it's nonsense but quickly comes to the realization that something more sinister is afoot.

The second story is a retelling of the events surrounding the Salem witch trials. I am familiar with the story so there wasn't much new to uncover here. At first the story was extremely dry but as it went on I found myself enjoying it more. The story is told from the viewpoint of the servant girl Mary who lived in John Proctor's house. At first she joins in with the other girls in the village pretending to be bewitched and falling into hysterics. It is a amusing distraction in an otherwise uneventful life. But as serious consequences begin to occur from their actions and real people begin to be hurt by their lies, Mary begins to rethink her actions. As a side note the real Gallows hill where the Salem population hung their neighbors for witchcraft has been recently confirmed to be Proctor's Ledge and it's located next to a Walgreens. This is a very interesting article on the subject: http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/proctor-s-ledge-in-salem-confirmed-as-w... As for the story itself, it's informative if you don't know very much about the subject but all Crucible fans can take a pass. ( )
  arielfl | Dec 6, 2016 |
I Jane-Emily is an atmospherically creepy story with a similar tone to Shirley Jackson's novels, and I enjoyed it. It's not as strong as Jackson's work (though what is?) and gets a little bogged down with the romance part, but there's still a pretty good feel to this book. Once you pull out the romance it reminded me a little of The Watcher in the Woods, which was one of my favorite movies as a kid. (Reading the book as an adult, I was surprised to see how little resemblance there was between it and the movie. Still good and creepy, but a totally different story.)

The Witch's Children half of this book was a little dull, though. It's not much more than a fictionalized account of one of the "possessed" girls who sparked the Salem witch trials. I know that sounds like it could be really interesting... but sadly, it wasn't.

4 stars for Jane-Emily; 3 for Witch's Children.

*I'm open to all recommendations--a Google search for "classic horror novels" brought up a lot of results for Stephen King. Um, not exactly the kind of classic I'm looking for, guys. With all the librarians on my GoodReads friend list, surely somebody can help me out? (Hmph, most of you are children's and teen folks. We don't do a lot of grown-up reading, do we?) ( )
  librarybrandy | Mar 30, 2013 |
A Bossy boots recommendation. A well written period piece, with enough jumps and suspense to make things interesting. A solid read, and well done. ( )
  andykenben1971 | Jan 22, 2012 |
I loved the first story more then Witches children but I still really like this book. I was reading the first story for ever because I just fell in love with it. I'm not one for gosts and scary stuff but this book was amazing! So well wirten.
As for Witches Children I liked the history aspect of it. I love seeing how much society has changed over the years. now we wouldn't even think of haning a witch,if they exsist. ( )
  LittleAngel7698 | Dec 8, 2011 |
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