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The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1867. 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 st...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440900511
ISBN-10: 0440900514
Reading Level: All Ages
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4.3 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 11
This classic is just as wonderful as it was the first time I read it as a teenager. The colorful characters, the honesty in which life in 17th Century New England is written, brought back all the memories which made this a favorite book of mine. I think I was also able to read more into it as an adult, as well. Not just the story, but between the lines, the hardships of life back then, the sharp differences in religion and loyalty to home and family. How friendships come about and thrive when you stand up for what you believe in, no matter the cost. This is a keeper for me. I hope someday my daughter will love this book as much as I do.
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Helpful Score: 4
Ms. Speare does a wonderful job with this book. There is a very strong plot with convincing characters. The story of a girl whose rebellion against bigotry and her Puritan surroundings explode in a witch hunt and trail.
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down once I started it!

IT WON A JOHN NEWBERRY MEDAL TOO!
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Helpful Score: 3
A CLASSIC. wonderful book.
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Helpful Score: 3
Good read showing what prejudices existed in the late 1600's puritian communities. While I think the book was written to the lighter side of "fitting-in" the treatment of Hannah was most likely a very real thing during that time period as well as mean spirited. The book ends with all being happy (except the real mean woman), which I always like, but may not have been real for the times.
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I recommend this book to all who have children! THis book is an excellent addition to any library.

Set in a time that was full of suspicion and lies. If you wanted to get rid of someone that you didn't like, just accuse them of being a witch! This book is a great read. It keeps your attention and makes you think about the way we as a society judge others because they seem to be a bit stranger than us!
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Great book for 5th grade and up. Deals with issues of Colonial American. What life was like for young women and widow women of different faiths. Great book for discussion.


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