The Witch of Blackbird Pond Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book is about Katherine "Kit" Tyler, a wealthy girl from Barbados, who loses her Grandfather and must travel to Connecticut to live with her only remaining family. She doesn't fit in with the Puritans living there and finds their ways odd and visa versa. She is expected to do lots of work but isn't used to it and leaves some undone to visit a Quaker woman named Hannah Tupper.The woman is a acused of withchcraft and Kit is accused of withcraft because of her relationship with the accused witch. She has a rough relationship with her stern Uncle. She almost marries a wealthy Puritan, but she changes her mind because she realizes she actually loves the first mate of the ship she came to Connecticut in.   
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The review of this Book prepared by Zach

Elizabeth came to her aunt's New England home after being left, once again, an orphan with nowhere else to go. Expecting a loving welcome, she is surprised to find her family and especially the community cold and sometimes cruel. Though it takes some adjusting, more disappointment, and some growiing, Elizabeth manages, even making friends with the reclusive woman who lives away from town. But, the townspeople still hesitate to believe that she is not a witch...and her choice of friends, her education, and her ability to swim instead of sinking certainly don't support her denials.
The review of this Book prepared by Sarrah

This book takes place in the middle of the 19th century.
The main character is a female who comes from Barbardos (where she was practically royalty and had many slaves), and goes to Conneticut to live with her only remaining relatives. She goes through many trials and tribulations while there and has many inner sturggles and strugggles with the society here that she finds very odd. She is to marry over the winter but ends up changing her mind at the last moment, because she discovers she loves someone else. I can't reveal the rest right now... :)
The review of this Book prepared by Summer Spirit

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Black people in America/Europe Other aspects:    -   immigrant story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   a teen


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Island:    -   Caribbean Islands Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes

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