Annotations for Witch of Blackbird Pond : Illustrations by Barry Moser


Baker & Taylor
A young girl from Barbados visits her Puritan relatives in Connecticut only to become the object of a seventeenth-century witch hunt.

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Baker & Taylor
In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.

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Baker & Taylor
Kit Tyler, a young girl from Barbados, visits her Puritan relatives in Connecticut only to become the object of a seventeenth-century witch hunt, in a re-release of a 1959 Newbery Award Winner with new illustrations.

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Houghton

Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. 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 Kit's 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 Speare won the 1959 Newbery Medal for this portrayal of a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.

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