The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong... show more
Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit's friendship with the "witch" is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!
Publish date: May 15th 1978
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
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...
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 ...
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.
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...
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 ...