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The Witch of Blackbird Pond Trivia

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In addition to being a writer, author Elizabeth George Speare also taught high school English in Massachusetts (source).

Many of the characters in The Witch of Blackbird Pond come straight out of history: Governor Andros, for example, and Reverend Gersholm Bulkeley.

John Holbrook reads poetry from Anne Bradstreet to the Wood family. Anne Bradstreet was one of American's first female poets.

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