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The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Yearling Newbery)

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ISBN13: 9780440495963
ISBN10: 0440495962
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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.

Synopsis:

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:

Kit Tyler must leave behind shimmering Caribbean islands to join the stern Puritan community of her relatives. She soon feels caged, until she meets the old woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond. But when their friendship is discovered, Kit 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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McFerrin, April 7, 2008 (view all comments by McFerrin)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond is one of the few books I can read over and over again. I first read it in the 7th grade, and enjoyed it. However, the more times I read it, the more I understand the actions of the characters, the irony, and the wonderful writing style. I love all the important little side plots and romances. Also, any book that can make me laugh, cry, and fall in love with the characters is awesome. I give this great book a 5!
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rockyrq2, December 6, 2006 (view all comments by rockyrq2)
i am in the 7th gade and our class is reading this book so far we are on chpt.18 and it is very interesting. Don't worry i turned 13 almost 2 weeks ago on the 27th. i'm loving the book so far thank you for taking the time to write it.
from, Raquel
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tbarnett1985, November 16, 2006 (view all comments by tbarnett1985)
I first discovered this book when I was in seventh grade. I have since read it to my nephiew and one day I plan to read it to my own children. It has a rich tapistry to go along with a compeling story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440495963
Author:
Speare, Elizabeth George
Publisher:
Yearling
Author:
Elizabeth Speare
Author:
Various
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Juveniles
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:
Situations / General
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Large Print:
Yes
Series:
Yearling Newbery
Series Volume:
87-211
Publication Date:
February 1972
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 0.49 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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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.

"Synopsis" by , Kit Tyler must leave behind shimmering Caribbean islands to join the stern Puritan community of her relatives. She soon feels caged, until she meets the old woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond. But when their friendship is discovered, Kit herself is accused of witchcraft!
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