The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Book - 1958
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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!
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1958.
ISBN: 9780440995777
0440995779
9780395913673
0395913675
Characteristics: 249 p. : col. ill.

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jcljessicaj Apr 22, 2020

I'm not much of a historical fiction reader, but I decided to give this one a try. I'm sure glad I did. I just wanted to climb right into the book and fight for Kit. A truly riveting and engaging read.

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PonyLuv
Sep 29, 2019

I could read this book over and over again!! I loved the main character, Kit Tyler and her adventures. I really felt the emotion in this book. I would highly recommend it.

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WoodneathReads
Jul 24, 2019

This tale of a teenage girl who moves from Barabados to Connecticut in the 1680's has it all- romance! Danger! Suspense! I fell in love with the feisty heroine, Kit, the first time I read this book 20 years ago.

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The_Zookeeper
Jul 18, 2019

A classic children's book. It's amazing and I love rereading it.

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kaylaj1996
Dec 04, 2018

When I began reading this book, I was very skeptical of it's "classic" status. However, after having read it, I don't know how I will ever be able to put the novel down. Kit's story is one that shows courage, spunk, and of course, the way the world once was. Every reader should add this to their shelves.

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crhinehart
Nov 24, 2018

This is one of my favorite books! Along with Tuck Everlasting, Ella Enchanted, and Katherine: Heart of Freedom. I really love historical fiction and the colonial era. This has romance, adventure, it teaches some things about the late 1600's in America, it's entertaining, I couldn't put it down! I highly suggest it!

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SPPL_Anna
Mar 13, 2018

I think this may be the book that started my lifelong love affair with historical fiction.

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Magic_24
Jan 25, 2018

Such a wonderful book. I read it again almost every year.

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pholkchick
Dec 17, 2017

I really enjoyed this book, and couldn’t put it down.
It was a good story, while giving a good history lesson on that era and there suspisons.
Kit, an innocent girl, is thought to be a witch for the oddest things.
For example: the fact that she could swim raised suspicion and there never was where she used to live (Barbados).
I think this book was a really good short read, that you get caught up in right away.
If you are looking for a good book to curl up with then this is the one!

ArapahoeStaff11 Jun 15, 2017

Kit arrives unannounced at her relative's home in Puritan Connecticut. As she adjusts to her new life she befriends others that don't fit in. This is a quick read full of straightforward writing and historical details. I couldn't put it down!

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lms May 07, 2008

"A young woman brought up in Barbados comes to live with her uncle in Conneticut, and finds their Puritan way of life difficult after her unconventional upbringing." (Novelist Review)

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