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.
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.
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down once I started it!
IT WON A JOHN NEWBERRY MEDAL TOO!
A CLASSIC. wonderful book.
Historical novel of a girl who rebels against the ways of the Puritan family she goes to live with after her Grandfather dies.
I loved this book as a teenager and enjoyed it just as much now that I am an adult. A very good read.
As an adult I still remember reading this book in Elementary school. Good read.
Katherine Tyler (who prefers to be called Kit) finds herself in Connecticut seeking her aunt. Raised in Barbados where she lived a pampered life with her gentle grandfather, she finds life with the strict, religious Puritans quite different. Her beautiful clothes are only the first difference. When she plunges into the water to rescue a child's doll, she finds herself viewed with suspicion and wary looks. Later she learns that women do not swim. This is a test to determine a witch since innocent women sink.
Learning how to work as the Puritans do, she finds herself yearning for the sunny shores of Barbados. Her hands are blistered, there is no time to run free, no books to read other than the Bible and plays are forbidden. When she makes friends with a widowed woman who lives by Blackbird Lake labeled a witch, she finds herself accused as a witch by association and put on trial. When a frenzied mob searches for the widow, Kit helps her escape.
How Kit wishes she had never come to this frigid land where people are as frigid as the land. Can she survive? The author portrays the fears of the accused and the accusers alike for readers of this YA historical fiction story.
My daughter nor I never had the chance to read it.
not the same cover, on cover is a lady. But its the same ISBN
The witch of Blackbird pond by Elizabeth George Speare.
Kit Tyler knew,as she gazed for the first time at the cold,bleak shores of Connecticute Colon, that her new home would never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. She ws like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world. And in the stern puritan community of her relatives, she soon felt cage as well,and lonely. In the meadows, the only place where she could feel completely free,she meets another lone and mysterious figure,the old woman known as the Witch of blackbird pond. But when their friendship is discovered,Kit is faced with suspicion,fear and anger. she herself is accused of witchcraft.