[Epub] The Witch of Blackbird Pond By Elizabeth George Speare – Thomashillier.co.uk

The Witch of Blackbird Pond 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


10 thoughts on “The Witch of Blackbird Pond

  1. says:

    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 poign...


  2. says:

    Buy the truth, and do not sell it,also wisdom and instruction and understanding Psalm 23 23A 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 when I was legitimately frustrated, angry, and a little teary eyed to level with you My favorite scenes were quite easily John s return home the teary eyes c mon I m just trying to give you Buy the truth, and do not sell it,also wisdom and instruction and understanding Psalm 23 23A 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 when I was legitimately frustrated, angry, and a little teary eyed to level with you My favorite scenes were quite easily John s return home the teary...


  3. says:

    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 s Coffeehouse in Fullerton caught me reading this and experienced a bad flashback to his junior high days I was enad by the finesse with which Speare propels her narrative and the historical detail 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 s Coffeehouse in Fullerton caught me reading this and experienced a bad flashback to his junior high days I was enad by the finesse with which Speare propels her narrative and the historical detail she wields, but the story didn t deliver on my wicked witch a thon expectations and suffers from issues common to the Young Adult genre.The drama centers on Katherine Kit ...


  4. says:

    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 son of the ship s captain.However, the Connecticut mainland has a sharper edge than any of the challenges on board ship How can Kit bear the insidious patience required to drop cornmeal in a bowl one pinc 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 son of the ship s captai...


  5. says:

    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, chanting, canting, calculator that Felice Holman makes me want to meet.I wasn t looking for a Bellatrix LeStrange, I just wanted the witch I ve been waiting for And I didn t find her here.Nope...


  6. says:

    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 for young adult novels Not only is the time period historically accurate, but Elizabeth George Spear incorporates easy to read, yet distinct and complex, accents From the Quaker witch , to the Barbados 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 for young adult novels Not only is the time period historically accurate, but Elizabeth George Spear incorporate...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 decades after first finding it in the small town library, I m struck by how good a book it is Many, amongst them the woman who raised formed me as well as Narnia, crumble in retrospect, but there was a 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 decades after first finding it in the small town library, I m struck by how good a book it is Many, amongst them the woman who raised formed me as well as Narnia, crumble in retrospect, but there was a reason I d remembered the title and found this book and even wrote a report on it at my brief stint working in a bookshop, a report also decades after having read it.Due to circumstances I d like to exp...


  8. says:

    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 bookso when I picked it up again after so many years, I remembered little else about the story But as an ...


  9. says:

    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 nothing to prepare her for the inflexibility and piousness of her aunt s family that takes her in In fact, Kit s free thinking and outspoken ways create suspicion and irrational fear.Speare s characters are f This is a breathtaking book It takes us to Puritan New Eng...


  10. says:

    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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