The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond Read Online Free - 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!

Title : The Witch of Blackbird Pond
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ISBN : 0440995779
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Katy rated it ★★★★★

January 29, 2016

I really liked this book, and have therefore come to the conclusion that books written for children can be higher quality writing than books written for adults because there isn't this pressure to impress with heavy metaphor and poignant statements about life. When adults write for adults there i...

Kp rated it ★★★★★

February 11, 2008

"Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding" -> Psalm 23:23 A wholly satisfying read (and respectable look at Puritan life)! (I'm a 23 yr old [in college] guy, and->) Who knew I'd get so emotionally invested?? I certainly didn't. There were several parts...

Joe rated it ★★★☆☆

September 24, 2017

My autumn witch-a-thon continues with The Witch of Blackbird Pond, the Newberry Medal winning novel by Elizabeth George Speare. Published in 1958, I gather this is required reading in some public schools; The Bookman in Orange carries new copies, while a buddy of mine named Steve Green at McClain...

Anne rated it ★★★★★

September 15, 2012

Kit, Katherine Tyler, is a free spirit. When her grandfather dies, she sells off his giant home in Barbados and sets sail to find her only remaining family in Connecticut colony. She weathers a storm, avoids seasickness, and even manages to wrangle two entire conversations out of the blue-eyed so...

Julie rated it ★★★★☆

September 24, 2017

A good witch is hard to find. I should know; I've been searching for one my entire life. So, I went into this read thinking. . . maybe this is her. . . the witch of blackbird pond. Maybe she will finally be the “tatter-haired witch” that Karla Kuskin decribes, or the “magical prognosticator, chanti...

Madelyn rated it ★★★★☆

July 21, 2016

FULL REVIEW HERE: "She snatched at the dream that had comforted her for so long. It was faded and thin, like a letter too often read." A search of identity, belonging, friendship, and breaking social class boundaries, this book is uncharacteristically deep fo...

_inbetween_ rated it ★★★★☆

February 15, 2008

A serious favourite from my formative youth, strange and harsh and nearly illicitly romantic so that I reread it, no matter how much Kit's predicament upset and scared me (mobs and trials and institutions are some of my worst fears). Reading it quickly now - for the first time in English - many de...

Sarah Mac rated it ★★★★☆

April 29, 2016

So. I read this for the first time since 5th grade. As a kid, the romance between Kit & Nat gave me great anxiety. I really wanted them to end up together. The idea that they might not was excruciating because it was SO OBVIOUS!!! that they were the OTP of this when I picked it up ag...

Corinne rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2016

This is a breathtaking book. It takes us to Puritan New England, in the colony of Connecticut. Sixteen year old Katherine (Kit) arrives in America after having been brought up by her grandfather in Barbados. Her liberal Shakespeare-reading, ocean-swimming, silk-dress wearing upbringing did nothin...

Katherine rated it ★★★★★

February 22, 2017

This book got me into historical fiction which is the genre perhaps closest to my heart. The conflict between freedom and responsibility, between individual and family and community ring as clear today as they did when I first read this book as a kid

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