✓ The Witch of Blackbird Pond ✓ Download by ↠´ Elizabeth George Speare

✓ The Witch of Blackbird Pond ✓ Download by ↠´ Elizabeth George Speare 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 an honest review as well as the final pages of the book Sidenote With a character named Thankful Peabody , how could you possibly go wrong Sidenote sidenote Goodwife Cruff was completely and impressively unlikeable If I m lucky enough to have a daughter or two, this one ll most definitely have a space their bookshelf.
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 pinch at a time And the agony of spending her entire Sunday on a hard pew in church service And the spiteful tongue of her cousin Judith But there are far greater things to fear in the colonies than boredom.
And when Kit begins sneaking away to find her own happiness.
The real danger begins I love Kit And Nat the captain s son And Hannah the Quaker woman who shares soft kittens and blueberry 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 No real witches here Just a bunch of those Arthur Miller type witches from The Crucible Meaning, no delightful cleavage or cackle, no orgies by the river no incantation, no levitation, no black tresses or long black gowns.
Just a sad, partially demented Quaker woman who has been ostracized from the town for her religious beliefs.
Oh, and a town with a pillory, a whipping post and stocks All of the proper acc 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 Tyler, a sixteen year old who arrives in the Connecticut Colony in April 1687 Born and rais 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 an honest review as well as the final pages of the book Sidenote With a character named Thankful Peabody , how could you possibly go wrong Sidenote sidenote Goodwife Cruff was completely and impressively unlikeable If I m lucky enough to have a daughter or two, this one ll most definitely have a space their bookshelf.
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 pinch at a time And the agony of spending her entire Sunday on a hard pew in church service And the spiteful tongue of her cousin Judith But there are far greater things to fear in the colonies than boredom.
And when Kit begins sneaking away to find her own happiness.
The real danger begins I love Kit And Nat the captain s son And Hannah the Quaker woman who shares soft kittens and blueberry 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 No real witches here Just a bunch of those Arthur Miller type witches from The Crucible Meaning, no delightful cleavage or cackle, no orgies by the river no incantation, no levitation, no black tresses or long black gowns.
Just a sad, partially demented Quaker woman who has been ostracized from the town for her religious beliefs.
Oh, and a town with a pillory, a whipping post and stocks All of the proper acc 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 Tyler, a sixteen year old who arrives in the Connecticut Colony in April 1687 Born and rais 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 Kit Tyler, to the Connecticut colony residents, each of the many characters has a personality that can t be mistaken Don t be put off by the title There is absolutely no witchcraft involved in the book It s basically a Salem Witch Trial book that takes place in another New England coastal town, Wethersfield.
A few major themes in The Witch of Blackbird Pond include the political issues of the 17th century, My wife Barb had read this back in the 90s, and mentioned to me at the time how much she liked it, which had put it on my radar So last fall, when I was considering a new book to read aloud to her, I selected this one, guessing rightly that after the lapse of 25 years or so, it would be like a new read The very short Goodreads description for this edition says it brings to life the witch hysteria of Puritan New England That s true as far as it goes, but very incomplete one plot strand depicts the witch hysteria of that day, rising to an intense climax that evokes considerable drama and suspense, but there s significantly to the book than that The cover blurb tends to be lurid and Gothic than the book itself justifies, as well It s solid historical fiction the kind that earned a Newbery Award, at a time when quality was required fo 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 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 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 explain elsewhere, I ve been searching romance novels again, tempted by what I know are false reviews and would lead only to bad, boring and soul sapping money wasters This children s book What a pity every child couldn t learn to read under a willow tree Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird PondA book from my childhood and one of the best pieces of Historical fiction.
.
one of the best books.
.
I have ever read.
PLEASE do not go into this.
.
if you have not read it.
.
thinking it is only for children or young adults Do you know how many people I know who read this in adulthood So have I although my first reading of it was in my childhood.
So Kit is a newcomer to the United States She has come here from Barbados She knows nobody She knows nothing of the Puritan culture Her grandfather has died and her only family left is her Aunt Rachel She has come in the hopes of living with Rachel and her family as she is bereft and is leaving little behind.
Kit is used to the free spirited way of living that she has always embra



My wife Barb had read this back in the 90s, and mentioned to me at the time how much she liked it, which had put it on my radar So last fall, when I was considering a new book to read aloud to her, I selected this one, guessing rightly that after the lapse of 25 years or so, it would be like a new read The very short Goodreads description for this edition says it brings to life the witch hysteria of Puritan New England That s true as far as it goes, but very incomplete one plot strand depicts the witch hysteria of that day, rising to an intense climax that evokes considerable drama and suspense, but there s significantly to the book than that The cover blurb tends to be lurid and Gothic than the book itself justifies, as well It s solid historical fiction the kind that earned a Newbery Award, at a time when quality was required fo 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 Kit Tyler, to the Connecticut colony residents, each of the many characters has a personality that can t be mistaken Don t be put off by the title There is absolutely no witchcraft involved in the book It s basically a Salem Witch Trial book that takes place in another New England coastal town, Wethersfield.
A few major themes in The Witch of Blackbird Pond include the political issues of the 17th century, 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 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 explain elsewhere, I ve been searching romance novels again, tempted by what I know are false reviews and would lead only to bad, boring and soul sapping money wasters This children s book What a pity every child couldn t learn to read under a willow tree Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird PondA book from my childhood and one of the best pieces of Historical fiction.
.
one of the best books.
.
I have ever read.
PLEASE do not go into this.
.
if you have not read it.
.
thinking it is only for children or young adults Do you know how many people I know who read this in adulthood So have I although my first reading of it was in my childhood.
So Kit is a newcomer to the United States She has come here from Barbados She knows nobody She knows nothing of the Puritan culture Her grandfather has died and her only family left is her Aunt Rachel She has come in the hopes of living with Rachel and her family as she is bereft and is leaving little behind.
Kit is used to the free spirited way of living that she has always embra

Elizabeth George Speare

✓ The Witch of Blackbird Pond ✓ Download by ↠´ Elizabeth George Speare I was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, on November 21, 1908 I have lived all my life in New England, and though I love to travel I can t imagine ever calling any other place on earth home Since I can t remember a time when I didn t intend to write, it is hard to explain why I took so long getting around to it in earnest But the years seemed to go by very quickly In 1936 I married Alden Speare a