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Witch of Blackbird Pond (The) Study Guide


The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare

After living a carefree life in Barbados, Kit comes to live with stern Puritan relatives. She befriends a Quaker woman suspected of witchcraft, and faces accusations against herself.

Barbara's Notes: There is no witchcraft in this story. It is about what happens when we fear those who are different from ourselves and how easy it is to jump to conclusions. It's about prejudice and forgiveness. (Grades 6, 7, 8)

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Book Summary 249 pages
Book Category Historical fiction
Theme Prejudice
Setting Connecticut, late 1600s
Novel Study Highlights 7 units
Spelling-Vocabulary Medium
Critical Thinking Medium
Biblical Focus Contentment, judging
Related Studies Quakers, Puritans, Connecticut history, geography, Pre-Revolutionary War