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ISBN13: 9780440995777
ISBN10: 0440995779
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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 Kits 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 Speares 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.

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After her grandfathers death Kit leaves Barbados for New England. She is shocked by the gray, damp landscape and the Puritanical lifestyle of her uncles household. Fitting in is not easy, and her only friend is believed to be a witch. Kit must choose: either abandon Hannah, or stand by her and risk losing everything.

     Boasting a stunning new cover and an introduction by Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman, this classic tale will capture the hearts and minds of todays readers.

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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!

About the Author

Elizabeth George Speare was also the author of the Newbery Honor Book The Sign of the Beaver.

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Reader Eternal, October 24, 2011 (view all comments by Reader Eternal)
I've lost track of the number of times I've read this book. Every October when the leaves start to fall and there are pumpkins on porches, I pull this book off the shelf and settle in for a fantastic read. The heroine, Kit, is a newcomer to a somber, repressive Puritan colony in early America. She struggles to come to terms with the starkness of her new life after a childhood spent running free on her grandfather's plantation in the West Indies. In a world where accusations of witchcraft are freely thrown at any woman who dares to be different, Kit's uniqueness puts her in terrible danger. This is an utterly absorbing, enthralling novel that you won't be able to put down!
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Suee, December 20, 2006 (view all comments by Suee)
This book was recommended to me by a friend way back in high school. I fell in love with it immediately and when I discovered it missing from my shelves a few months ago I panicked. I am thrilled to find another copy, as I return to it's pages for respite after hectic days with a busy family. Books that can be read and reread are few and far between, you should definitely add this one to your list.
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ctakabahinah, October 18, 2006 (view all comments by ctakabahinah)
i really enjoyed reading this book from beginning to end, i found it every interesting. this book is really for people who enjoy a suspenceful plot and happy endings. its trully a book for the ages and i would recommand anyone to read it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440995777
Author:
Speare, Elizabeth George
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Author:
Elizabeth Speare
Author:
Elizabeth Speare
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Connecticut
Subject:
Puritans
Subject:
Occult fiction
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Historical / United States / Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Laurel-Leaf Books
Series Volume:
no. 91-08
Publication Date:
19780515
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.49 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , '\'
After her grandfathers death Kit leaves Barbados for New England. She is shocked by the gray, damp landscape and the Puritanical lifestyle of her uncles household. Fitting in is not easy, and her only friend is believed to be a witch. Kit must choose: either abandon Hannah, or stand by her and risk losing everything.

     Boasting a stunning new cover and an introduction by Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman, this classic tale will capture the hearts and minds of todays readers.

\''

"Synopsis" by , 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!
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