Study Guide

The Witch of Blackbird Pond Tough-o-Meter

By Elizabeth George Speare

Tough-o-Meter

(2) Sea Level

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.