The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a story about the pride and prejudices of a small Puritan community in 17th-century colonial America. The historical details might seem daunting at first (Puritans and Quakers and Royalists – oh my!), but the characters are well developed and the plot is engrossing.