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Witch of Blackbird Pond (Newbery Award Series) - Community Reviews back

by Elizabeth George Speare, Len Safir
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 1 year ago
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...
Mrs. Claus' Tea House
Mrs. Claus' Tea House rated it 3 years ago
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 rated it 3 years ago
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 years ago
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 years ago
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 ...
spoko rated it 5 years ago
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 ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
The novel's opening pages introduces us to sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler, who is traveling from her native island of Barbados to live with her aunt in Puritan New England. She's a bird of colorful plumage finding herself among crows, an outsider before she ever steps on the shores of 1687 Connecticut. ...
EpicFehlReader rated it 6 years ago
Really liked all the historical detail in this book, though the book seemed more about politics of early America and the work involving crop harvesting than witchcraft. Read this years ago as a kid but couldn't remember much detail from it so I re-read it last October.
Litslut rated it 6 years ago
I believe everybody should read this book at least once in his life. Not only because it gives an appropriate description of life in 1687 New England but also because it is a remarkable tale of a young women growing up. I simply loved it and could read it all over again and again.
Crazy Avid reader
Crazy Avid reader rated it 6 years ago
Good book. I can't believe I waited this long to read it.
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