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The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare, Tim Stevens
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007148974 (0007148976)
Publisher: Collins
Pages no: 286
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.5 Surprised me
I was not expecting to find such a flawed, three-dimensional cast and a sad grim tone in a short, children's book. I don't know why, really, since I've come across both of those separately often enough in them (Dark Materials, Little Princess) paired with the big questions too. Specially given the f...
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3.0 Review: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Fills in the Set in New England square I liked the story but hated the heroine, Kit. So many problems with her: impulsive, quick to anger, not smart enough to observe the new culture around her so that she could blend in, but the big one for me was her sense of entitlement which lead to more than ...
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it
I loved this book the first time I read it, and all the times I've reread it have not dimmed my opinion of it.
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 The Witch Of Blackbird Pond
Now I recall why I wasn't a huge fan of his book while I was a kid. Between the main character lamenting every single moment that she's being worked like a slave and the Puritans sounding scarily familiar about people being evil if they don't worship as they do, I was over this book almost as soon a...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
3.0 Not so witchy... but still good
There was something strange about this country of America, something that they all seemed to share and understand and she did not. - Chapter 1 Before Kit's eyes a miracle took place, for which she was totally unprepared... No one had ever told her about autumn in New England. The excitement of it ...
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