The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1867. 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... show more
Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1867. 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’s Newbery Award–winning novel portrays a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.
Publish date: December 1st 1958
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 249
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
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 ...
Read this aloud with the kids. For a novel with a female protagonist, and a relatively feminist theme, it barely even manages to pass the Bechdel Test. And (very slight spoiler) that female protagonist is saved by a man much more frequently than she manages to save herself. Furthermore, the quality ...