The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Book - 1986
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Sixteen-year-old 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. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit's friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty.

Elizabeth George Speare won the 1959 Newbery Medal for this portrayal of a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1986.
ISBN: 9780395071144
0395071143
9780613723015
Characteristics: 249 p. 22 cm.

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BooksXooksZooks
Feb 14, 2021

Liked this book as a youth, amazed at what I had forgotten. An insightful treasure I deeply appreciated re-reading!

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bob_the_dino
Dec 23, 2020

I've read this book I think 5-7 times and counting now! It is so good! It's not my genre but it will always be one of my favorites!

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blue_jay_891
Dec 01, 2020

amazing book! I am forever picking it up to read the good parts. I feel that everyone should read it at least once. One of my top 5, along with The Bronze Bow!

Hillsboro_RobP Sep 17, 2020

Battling back against puritanical prejudice to find who you are is practically an American institution, and, as in this classic, makes for some compelling reading.

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Monarch_47
Aug 15, 2020

This is a wonderful book that really helps you understand the times. I LOVE this book.

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violet_deer_419
Jul 25, 2020

Wonderful book!!! I was a little bored at the beginning, but after pushing through, I got to the good part and loved it! I love the feeling and anticipation you get when reading the parts with the three girls and who they like. Watching their love unfold is the best part!

jcljessicaj Apr 22, 2020

I'm not much of a historical fiction reader, but I decided to give this one a try. I'm sure glad I did. I just wanted to climb right into the book and fight for Kit. A truly riveting and engaging read.

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PonyLuv
Sep 29, 2019

I could read this book over and over again!! I loved the main character, Kit Tyler and her adventures. I really felt the emotion in this book. I would highly recommend it.

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WoodneathReads
Jul 24, 2019

This tale of a teenage girl who moves from Barabados to Connecticut in the 1680's has it all- romance! Danger! Suspense! I fell in love with the feisty heroine, Kit, the first time I read this book 20 years ago.

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The_Zookeeper
Jul 18, 2019

A classic children's book. It's amazing and I love rereading it.

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lms May 07, 2008

"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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