The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare

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 Awardwinning novel portrays a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.


Carolyn StepnitzPosted September 16, 2010

After her grandfather dies, 16 year old Kit must choose between marrying a kind but old man, or journeying alone to her Aunt's home in colonial Connecticut.  Kit makes the journey, and a Newbery Award winning book begins.  This much-read cl...

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Karen SweeneyPosted April 25, 2012

When Kit's beloved grandfather dies and leaves her orphaned, the lovely, high-spirited English girl raised in Barbados is forced to seek family and security in the austere Colony of 17th century Connecticut.  She stands out like a bright, tropic...

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