Sorcery

From the Series The Mysterious & Unknown
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Sorcery has universally fascinated and frightened people for centuries. Sorcery explores the mysterious practices of shamans, wizards, and black magicians throughout the ages examining ceremonies, charms, magic potions, astral travel, and divination as described in ancient texts and modern times.

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2012
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series The Mysterious & Unknown
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Lexile 1200
ISBN 9781601522429, 9781601522436B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2012-01-01
Author Stuart Kallen
Dewey 133.4
 

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The Mysterious & Unknown series walks a fine line, presenting information that a student could use to write a report without throwing too much cold water on good old-fashioned, shivery stories. They end up leaning more on the side of stories, although they do cite where the information comes from in chapter notes. Prophecies and Soothsayers discusses the people who try to predict the future from animal entrails in Roman times all the way up to modern-day doomsday prophets. Its coverage of biblical prophets is a weak spot, with almost all of the attention devoted to retelling Revelations. Each book includes drawings, etchings, photographs, and other artwork, though the sidebars and boxes sometimes repeat information from the main text rather than extend it.

Booklist

The Mysterious & Unknown series walks a fine line, presenting information that a student could use to write a report without throwing too much cold water on good old-fashioned, shivery stories. They end up leaning more on the side of stories, although they do cite where the information comes from in chapter notes. Sorcery discusses the history of wizards, focusing on black magic; for the most part, it skirts the topic of witchcraft. Each book includes drawings, etchings, photographs, and other artwork, though the sidebars and boxes sometimes repeat information from the main text rather than extend it.— Susan Dove Lempke

Author: Stuart Kallen

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