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A WELL TOLD TALE,
This review is from: Title: The Witch of Blackbird Pond (Audio Cassette)
Awarded the Newbery Medal and named an ALA Notable Children's Book, "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" is obviously an award winner. Another sure to be award winner is film and television actress Mary Beth Hurt who presents an exemplary reading of this story of a courageous young girl facing down the prejudices of Puritan New England.
An orphan, Kit Tyler has a sense of foreboding as she views the unforgiving shores of Connecticut Colony where she will make her new home. She does have physical shelter but she is very much alone, yearning for the Caribbean Islands where she once lived.
Kit finds release in the meadows where she befriends and is befriended by an old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond.
However, Kit's amity with the woman stirs a cauldron of suspicion and recrimination - Kit is accused of witchcraft.
This is a well told tale that documents a sad portion of our history.