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My Weird Neighbor & Weird Trip Back to Salem, by Sheila Brodhead

The Children’s Book Review | March 20, 2015

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Sheila Brodhead has recently authored two middle-grade novels that revolve around the Salem witch hysteria of 1692.

my weird neighborMY WEIRD NEIGHBOR, A Tale of Mushrooms, Baseball, & Salem Witches—When eleven-year-old Jenkins is paired with mushroom-obsessed Clyde on a class science fair project, little does he know that Clyde’s goal in choosing the topic “Fungal Infestations & Molds in Early America” is to prove that his mother, hung for witchcraft in 1692, was not really a witch. Jenkins never suspects that Clyde is a 17th century Puritan until a calamity in a creepy museum and a startling discovery makes him realize the truth about his new friend.

weird tripWEIRD TRIP BACK TO SALEM (historical fiction set in 1692)—When he enters the creepy Salem graveyard, Jenkins has no idea he’s stepping into a whirlwind adventure full of witches, weird behavior, fungus, and an evil sheriff. Accompanied by his buddy Clyde, the boys set off to put an end to one of the strangest and most tragic events in 17th century America—the Salem witch trials.

Both books are available at www.amazon.com

About the Author

Sheila Brodhead is an author, psychologist, and educator. She writes picture books and novels for children and ‘tweens. She has written for Highlights magazines and regional publications and is the author of the picture book My Daddy Has Sleep Apnea. She is a member of SCBWI (the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), Women Who Write, and the Denville Writer’s Group. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, teenage daughter and son, and pets. In her free time, she enjoys nature, geocaching, and needle felting. Sheila has had a varied career as a grocery-store meat wrapper, paralegal for a major oil company, computer trainer, psychologist, musician, and teacher. One of the highlights of her life was playing saxophone in Carnegie Hall. Sheila spends her time now teaching and writing for children.

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