The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Resources
The author’s biography.
A quick reference site for Puritanism
Find out all about the Puritans life in New England. (But for a more detailed look at the history, check out Shmoop's guide to Puritan Settlement in New England.)
Website for the Society of Friends.
A PBS website featuring some fun historical context info, plus a recreation of what a colonial home was like. Wonder if could be like Kit and adapt to life in the colonies? Take the quiz at this site to find out!
Not sure what it means for sometime to be "branded"? Check out this website to learn more about what was considered a crime in the American colonies, and how offenders were punished.
National Geographic’s website on the Salem witch trials – with awesome graphics
Comb through the documents and artifacts from the Salem witch trials.
Resources about the history of Barbados
Movie or TV Productions
No film adaptation of the novel currently exists; however, the New York Times website reports that there might be a version in production.
Who would you cast to play Kit Tyler? Bloggers weigh in.
A contemporary review of the novel from pop feminist website Jezebel.com.
See the charter for yourself.
A made-for-television documentary on the Salem witch trials.
A great clip of the daily life of a Puritan family. Many of the described activities will sound familiar.
Find out what Quakers lives are like today.
Check out Shmoop’s own vision of Colonial New England.
An assortment of images related to the Salem witch trials.
Selected images from the Library of Congress