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The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780440995777
ISBN-10: 0440995779
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 280 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Mistry avatar reviewed The Witch of Blackbird Pond on + 102 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
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: 5
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.
mutts4me avatar reviewed The Witch of Blackbird Pond on + 93 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
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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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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This is a wonderful book. It is a well written story of some of the first settlements in New England. Although fictitious, the author makes you feel like you are there. Although it was required reading in high school, I am reading this with my elementry aged children. Very enjoyable book!
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This is a wonderful book! I couldn't put it down when I first got my hands on it!
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The sunshine and laughter of childhood seemed canturies and worlds away as Kit Tyler viewed the forbidding New England coast. The lovely young woman had been raised amid luxury in the Caribbean, but now she was an orphan, unloved and alone, dependent on relatives she had never seen.
Awaiting her in the bleak dwelling that was her new home were suspicions and loneliness. The master of the house despised everything about her. The man, who claimed he loved her, abandoned her to the circle of terror. And there was nowhere to turn, no one to help, no way to escape the evil claiming her as victim...
SouthernChelz avatar reviewed The Witch of Blackbird Pond on + 216 more book reviews
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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Award winning classic.
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This is a great story. I'd put it right up there with Caddie Woodlawn, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Summer of the Monkeys, and all of the other books one should read at young ages.
VeronicaNagy avatar reviewed The Witch of Blackbird Pond on + 48 more book reviews
Not at all what I expected but I really liked it.
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I read this book so many times as a kid - I loved it.
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Classic story - historical fiction. My 11 year old son and I read it aloud to each other.
WendyN avatar reviewed The Witch of Blackbird Pond on + 54 more book reviews
Prisoner in ta house of Strangers :
The sunshine and laughter of childhood seemed centuries and worlds away as Kit Tayler viewed the forbidding New England coast. The lovely young woman had been raised amid luxury in th eCaribbean, but now she was an orphan , unloved and alone, dependent on relatives she had never seen.
Awaiting her in the bleak dwelling that was her new home were suspicions and loneliness. The master of the house despised everything about her. The man, who chaimed he loved her, abandoned her to the circle of teror. And ther was nowhere to turn, no way to escape the evil claiming her as victim...
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