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The Witch of Blackbird Pond By Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare

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Witch trials in seventeeth-century Connecticut - a Newbery-Medal winning classic.

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond Summary


The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Collins Modern Classics) by Elizabeth George Speare

Witch trials in seventeeth-century Connecticut - a Newbery-Medal winning classic.

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. Kit's unconventional background and high-spirited ways immediately clash with the Puritanical lifestyle of her uncle's household, and despite her best efforts to adjust, it seems Kit will never win the favour of those around her.

Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place, and just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit's friendship with old Hannah Tupper, who is believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined, and ultimately Kit is forced to choose between her heart and her duty.

Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Medal-winning novel portrays the life of a girl uprooted from her birthplace and yet unbound by the suppression of her new home, a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond Reviews


"A thoroughly exciting and rewarding Newbery Medal winner and ALA Notable Children's Book, Elizabeth George Speare's The Witch of Blackbird Pond brings this frightening period of witch hysteria to life. Readers will wonder at the power of the mob mentality, and the need for communities in desperate times - even current times - to find a scapegoat."
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"Strong plot, fully realized characters, and convincing atmosphere distinguish this historical narrative."
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About Elizabeth George Speare


Elizabeth George Speare was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, on November 21, 1908. She grew up in New England, and in 1936 married and moved to Connecticut. She won the 1959 Newbery Medal for THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND, and the 1962 Newbery Medal for THE BRONZE BOW. She also received a Newbery Honor Award in 1983, and in 1989 she was presented with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her substantial and enduring contribution to children's literature. She died in 1994.

Additional information

GOR001389896
The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Collins Modern Classics) by Elizabeth George Speare
Elizabeth George Speare
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2003-04-07
240
0007148976
9780007148974
N/A
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