The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

[illustrations by Barry Moser]

eBook - 2001
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In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, c2001
ISBN: 9780547416397
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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AL_JENNY Jun 15, 2017

Kit arrives unannounced at her relative's home in Puritan Connecticut. As she adjusts to her new life she befriends others that don't fit in. This is a quick read full of straightforward writing and historical details. I couldn't put it down!

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Quietday
Jan 30, 2017

No wonder it was a Newbery Award winner, it's very well written. It does a great job of highlighting colonial life and the superstition of that time in an accessible and interesting way. I would say it is as engaging as the Laura Ingalls Wilder books or the Anne of Green Gables series and a similar type of storytelling.

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TrueCanadianGirl
May 04, 2016

This fantastic book lets us take a rare peek into 17th century life. Worded beautifully by Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond kept me turning page after page.

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Logovore
May 14, 2015

This is one of the books from my childhood that I re-read from time to time because it made such an impression on me.

Even though the novel is set in Puritan times it has some important messages about the various kinds of treatment of people who are 'different' that are still relevant.

The narrative moves quickly and there are no jarring non-period elements that breaks the willing suspension of disbelief.

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Kimberly_sahm
May 26, 2014

1959 Newbery Medal Award winner: A succinct read of the New England Puritan colonial life. Approved for 5th+ grade US History to adult. No useless dialog or pages of descriptions that do not enhance the story line.

If you are looking for comprehension quizzes, you can find them on the Sylvan Learning Center book list web site.

The book is much better than the synopsis on the back cover.

Artpenr May 28, 2013

I started reading it and the storyline was interesting, and slowly i got into it, there's something about it that i can't put my finger on but it is definitely a good book. The story itself is amazing and i loved it and probably will forever! And of course history <3 much to learn that's the thing about books.

lakevilla_IDOL May 28, 2013

I had to read this book for a school assignment and do a big project on it. At first I was bored and confused about the storyline of the book. Also the wording is different than nowadays since it is set in 1682, so it is a little hard to understand. But, by chapter nine I started getting involved in the plot of the book and start to get intersted. After that chapter I could not put the book down. Something new happened on every page and you learn some history from the time period. I absoultely loved this book. I was very happy with the outcome at the end.

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owlface55555
Mar 27, 2013

This favourite of mine is a timeless novel for all ages. I'm lucky I read it before reading the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller in English class. :)

MissAnnie Oct 22, 2012

As a Classic in the literature, this story holds up against all the fantasy and wizardry of today's novels. There is an easy history lesson to be had as well as lessons to be learned about rigid beliefs and prejudices. The three love stories that unfold provide just the right amount of warmth.

RebeccaYSPerez Jun 09, 2012

Though the book is a quick read, and depending on the copy you borrow/buy the print is also fairly large, it is an excellent read. I have read this book repeatedly over the years since 5th grade (I'm now a junior in HS) and every time not only does the friendship with Hannah and Prudence that Kit engages in bring a unconscious smile to my face, the bitterness with the brutality of Matthew Wood crease my brow, and the lingering almost unexpected feelings toward the sea-bound Nathaniel Eaton heat my cheeks; I find it hard to ever put the book down until the last page is turned no matter how many times I pick it up.

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lms May 07, 2008

"A young woman brought up in Barbados comes to live with her uncle in Conneticut, and finds their Puritan way of life difficult after her unconventional upbringing." (Novelist Review)

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