The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Related Readings

The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Related Readings The Witch of Blackbird Pond with related readings

The Witch of Blackbird Pond with related readings.

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Related Readings

  1. 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.

240 Reply to “The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Related Readings”

  1. I remember seeing this book when I was a child, but somehow I never got around to reading it Lo and behold, I had a copy on my shelf so here was the time to read First things first, this is a YA novel However, it s easy to see why it won the Newbery Medal The details are wonderful, you really get a sense of Connecticut in that time, the way of life, the fear of witches, and the lives that were often destroyed by the hysteria The characters are wonderfully drawn I didn t feel that anyone was a ca [...]

  2. This is a wonderful fiction story of young woman in puritanical New England Rich in description, developement of characters One follows her as she faces challenges that build her character.

  3. I enjoyed reading this book, I thought I was not going to like it Elizabeth George Speare has done a amazing job writing this book I would recomend this book to anyone.

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