Monday, December 17, 2007

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Although I very vividly remember checking this out of the library in 3rd grade, I decided to reread it, since my comprehension after 30 odd years was nil.
Kit comes to the fledgling colonies from Barbados. It is a difficult transition from a warm and prosperous environment to the stark winter of New England with the Puritans. Still, she manages to do her best to become part of her new family, but runs afoul of the community when she befriends a widow who is considered to be a witch.

This would be a great read for those students who are "above grade level". There is a lot to this story, and considering it was written almost 50 years ago, is still worth reading and recommending.

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