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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Speare, Elizabeth George (Book - 1958 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.
Authors: Speare, Elizabeth George
Title: The witch of Blackbird Pond
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1958.
Characteristics: 249 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.
Audience: 850
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Medal, 1959.
Local Note: NEWBERY
Accelerated Reader AR 57 10090
Reading Counts RC 69 10140
ISBN: 0395071143
0440995779
0440495962
9780440495963
0808554581
9780329870133
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth George Speare
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 9.0 Quiz: 98.
Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.9 14.0 Quiz: 12741 Guided reading level: W.
Subject Headings: Puritans Fiction. Witchcraft New England Fiction. Prejudices Fiction. Paranormal fiction United States.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Topical Term: Puritans
Witchcraft
Prejudices
Paranormal fiction
LCCN: 58011063
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Comment by: danerz Jan 18, 2012

This book was very good and a very quick read. I really got the feel of what it was like for people in America during the 1600's.


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May 28, 2013
  • Artpenr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I started reading it and the storyline was interesting, and slowly i got into it, there's something about it that i can't put my finger on but it is definitely a good book. The story itself is amazing and i loved it and probably will forever! And of course history <3 much to learn that's the thing about books.

May 28, 2013
  • lakevilla_IDOL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I had to read this book for a school assignment and do a big project on it. At first I was bored and confused about the storyline of the book. Also the wording is different than nowadays since it is set in 1682, so it is a little hard to understand. But, by chapter nine I started getting involved in the plot of the book and start to get intersted. After that chapter I could not put the book down. Something new happened on every page and you learn some history from the time period. I absoultely loved this book. I was very happy with the outcome at the end.

This favourite of mine is a timeless novel for all ages. I'm lucky I read it before reading the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller in English class. :)

As a Classic in the literature, this story holds up against all the fantasy and wizardry of today's novels. There is an easy history lesson to be had as well as lessons to be learned about rigid beliefs and prejudices. The three love stories that unfold provide just the right amount of warmth.

Jun 09, 2012
  • RebeccaYSPerez rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Though the book is a quick read, and depending on the copy you borrow/buy the print is also fairly large, it is an excellent read. I have read this book repeatedly over the years since 5th grade (I'm now a junior in HS) and every time not only does the friendship with Hannah and Prudence that Kit engages in bring a unconscious smile to my face, the bitterness with the brutality of Matthew Wood crease my brow, and the lingering almost unexpected feelings toward the sea-bound Nathaniel Eaton heat my cheeks; I find it hard to ever put the book down until the last page is turned no matter how many times I pick it up.

This book was very good and a very quick read. I really got the feel of what it was like for people in America during the 1600's.

Apr 24, 2011
  • DaphneMWatson rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I read this book nearly 30yrs ago and it is still one of my favorites.

Jan 04, 2011
  • amyli rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is just an incredible book! I loved it, and I bet you will too!

Dec 01, 2010
  • jocasey rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a classic story. I reread it every few years. I enjoy Kit, despite her reckless behavior. Kit and Nat are great characters and I love Hannah.

This is a book that anyone can enjoy, showing the best and the worst of people.

Dec 01, 2010
  • livylu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book! Definitely one of my favorites!

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"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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