The Witch of Blackbird Pond: A Newbery Award Winner

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Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Clarion Books
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Pages
256
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780395071144

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About the Author

"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 and came to Connecticut. Not till both children were in junior high did I find time at last to sit down quietly with a pencil and paper. I turned naturally to the things which had filled my days and thoughts and began to write magazine articles about family living. Then one day I stumbled on a true story from New England history with a character who seemed to me an ideal heroine. Though I had my first historical novel almost by accident it soon proved to be an absorbing hobby." Elizabeth George Speare (1908-1994) won the 1959 Newbery Medal for THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND, and the 1962 Newbery Medal for THE BRONZE BOW. She also received a Newbery Honor Award in 1983, and in 1989 she was presented with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her substantial and enduring contribution to children's literature.

Reviews

"The book has a lively plot and excellent characterizations. The background has every dimension of reality." -- New York Times

"Strong plot, fully realized characters, and convincing atmosphere distinguish this historical narrative." -- Booklist

"Rarely has a book taken us back into seventeenth-century life as this does." -- Herald Tribune

"Kit's vindication, her gradual integration into the community and the positive effect she has on those about her, combine here in a well documented novel." -- Kirkus Reviews