Witch of Blackbird Pond

Witch of Blackbird Pond

Book - 1958
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Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit's friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty.

Elizabeth George Speare won the 1959 Newbery Medal for this portrayal of a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.

Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton, 1958, 01
ISBN: 9780395913673
0395913675
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Spe
Characteristics: 205p : illus
Additional Contributors: Moser, Barry, illus

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Hillsboro_RobP Sep 17, 2020

Battling back against puritanical prejudice to find who you are is practically an American institution, and, as in this classic, makes for some compelling reading.

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Monarch_47
Aug 15, 2020

This is a wonderful book that really helps you understand the times. I LOVE this book.

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violet_deer_419
Jul 25, 2020

Wonderful book!!! I was a little bored at the beginning, but after pushing through, I got to the good part and loved it! I love the feeling and anticipation you get when reading the parts with the three girls and who they like. Watching their love unfold is the best part!

jcljessicaj Apr 22, 2020

I'm not much of a historical fiction reader, but I decided to give this one a try. I'm sure glad I did. I just wanted to climb right into the book and fight for Kit. A truly riveting and engaging read.

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PonyLuv
Sep 29, 2019

I could read this book over and over again!! I loved the main character, Kit Tyler and her adventures. I really felt the emotion in this book. I would highly recommend it.

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WoodneathReads
Jul 24, 2019

This tale of a teenage girl who moves from Barabados to Connecticut in the 1680's has it all- romance! Danger! Suspense! I fell in love with the feisty heroine, Kit, the first time I read this book 20 years ago.

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The_Zookeeper
Jul 18, 2019

A classic children's book. It's amazing and I love rereading it.

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kaylaj1996
Dec 04, 2018

When I began reading this book, I was very skeptical of it's "classic" status. However, after having read it, I don't know how I will ever be able to put the novel down. Kit's story is one that shows courage, spunk, and of course, the way the world once was. Every reader should add this to their shelves.

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crhinehart
Nov 24, 2018

This is one of my favorite books! Along with Tuck Everlasting, Ella Enchanted, and Katherine: Heart of Freedom. I really love historical fiction and the colonial era. This has romance, adventure, it teaches some things about the late 1600's in America, it's entertaining, I couldn't put it down! I highly suggest it!

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SPPL_Anna
Mar 13, 2018

I think this may be the book that started my lifelong love affair with historical fiction.

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Sep 29, 2019

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Nov 24, 2018

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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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