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도 서 명(91) The Witch of Blackbird Pond
저   자Elizabeth George Speare
출 판 사 Random House
대상연령11~15세


ISBN : 0-440-49596-2
249page / 13.3*19.2cm
Paperback / Chapter Book

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1959년 Newbery Medal Winner!


A Bewitching Story for Kids of All Ages, October 29, 2003
Reviewer: Mark Baker from Santa Clarita, CA United States
It''s April of 1687 when Kit Tyler steps on shore in Connecticut. Having recently lost her grandfather, she''s come to the colonies to live with her uncle and aunt. But her new town is completely different from her old life in Barbados. Not only does she have to do the chores she used to have servants do, but her Puritan relatives are much stricter then her previous upbringing has taught her to be.

But her life isn''t all bad. There is the interest William, the most eligible bachelor in town, has shown in her. And there''s the refuge she''s managed to find in Hannah, the town outcast suspected of being a witch. But will she ever truly adjust to her new life?

I found this book in Jr. High, and have read it four or five times since then. I recently reread it again, and was completely drawn into the story. I couldn''t put it down, and I already knew how it ended. The characters are sympathetic and interesting, especially Kit. You can help but root for her to find some happiness in her new life. The plot is engrossing, with several sub-plots expertly woven through the book. And the time and place of the setting is brought to life in such an amazing way it feels like you are actually in the town of Wethersfield.

This book is so engrossing that anyone will love it. And the theme about judging others will stick with you long after you''ve read the last page. I can not recommend this book highly enough. Ms. Speare is an excellent author.