It opens when she is sailing into the mouth of the Connecticut River aboard the Dolphin in mid-Apriland it ends with her making plans to leave the colony in early May of the following year. The novel follows a chronological order and focuses on three general topics: She sails there from Barbados in the West Indies after the death of the beloved grandfather who had raised her. However, she also does this because she is broke and alone and really has nowhere else to go.
It is the tale of a young girl in who moves to the Connecticut Colony and is accused of being a witch. However teachers and homeschooling parents who wish to quickly familiarize themselves with this historical fiction book may also find these summaries useful.
They are unaware of her coming. On the ship, she meets Nathaniel Eaton, the first mate and son of the captain.
She also meets John Holbrook who is coming to study in Connecticut and the Cruff family. Young Prudence Cruff drops her doll in the water and Kit impulsively dives in after it. Goodwife Cruff says that Kit must be a witch because she did not sink in the water.
II Upon landing, Kit informs the captain that her relatives do not know she is coming.
Not only that, Kit is disappointed with the dreary town. Though surprised and shocked, her aunt gives her a warm welcome.
Her uncle was not Witch of blackbird pond welcoming, especially when her sees her seven trunks of clothing. It was then he learns that Kit was not just there for a visit but rather to live.
She tells the family that when grandfather died, she learned that he had many debts. The plantation and slaves had to be sold to pay everyone. The only thing her uncle, Matthew Wood, wants to know is if her grandfather was a royalist, loyal to the King of England.
IV Kit soon learns that her clothing and possessions do not fit into a Puritan Connecticut lifestyle. When father catches them, they get a good scolding and return to the chores. Kit begins to learn how to process wool.
She finds that the chores never end and she is not very good at any of them. She hears her cousin, Judith complaining about her. V On the Sabbath day it is necessary for Kit to wear one of her fancy dresses because it was all she had. It is a rigid and tedious service.
The family works hard prior to the visit so they can impress them. Tension mounts as the men discuss the politics of the day.
After the guests leave, Kit finds out that a man from the church service, William Ashby, wants to call on her. Judith, who had set her sights on William, decides to switch her plan and pursue John Holbrook.
William, from a wealthy family, has begun to build his house and has chosen Kit to be his bride. On the way there, Kit asks about a lone shack by Blackbird Pond. She learns that Hannah Tupper lives there with her cats. People think Hannah is a witch. When the head master walks in on the children role-playing, he dismisses Kit from the job.
Seeing Mercy so upset, Kit runs from the house to the field and throws herself on the ground in tears. Later she notices Hannah Tupper there ready to help her.
Kit finds a friend in the old woman and finds strength from her time with Hannah. On her way home, Kit boldly pleads her case to the headmaster and gets another chance at the teaching job.
The ladies warn Kit to stay away from Hannah because she is a Quaker, banished from Massachusetts. They say that Uncle Matthew will be furious if he finds out about the friendship. The gentleman callers, William and John, continue their visits to the Woods home and it was evident that Judith was in love with John.
One day after working in the field, Kit visits Hannah again. This time Nat Eaton first-mate from the ship also comes to visit Hannah. Kit, Nat and Hannah have a good visit. XI Kit encounters little Prudence Cruff, the little girl from the ship. Prudence wants to learn to read but her mother claims she is too dumb.
Kit takes Prudence to meet Hannah.The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Elizabeth George Speare Theme: Personal Choices Grades: Grades Summary: Speare's second novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, is a romantic, historical tale about a young girl's rebellion against bigotry and her Puritan surroundings.
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Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in Alone and desperate/5(1K). One day during work in the fields (which Kit hates, by the way), Kit sees a woman down at Blackbird Pond.
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