The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond Katherine Tyler, usually referred to as Kit, looks forward to living with her aunt Rachel in America after the sad death of Kit's grandfather. After losing her house, her servants, and almost all of her money to unpaid debts, she uses the last of her money to take a trip from Barbados, a colony of wealthy England, to the newly founded America. However, the accused witch Katherine Tyler, because of her ability to swim, may be more out of place in America than she thinks.


The Witch of Blackbird Pond

- The Salem Witch Trials took place in colonial Massachusetts, in 1962 - 1963. - The Witch of Blackbird Pond takes place in Wethersfield, Connecticut in the late 1700's.


The Main CharactersKatherine Tyler: Usually referred to as Kit, she is the main character and protagonist of the story. After the death of her grandpa, she moves from Barbados to America in search of a new home.Aunt Rachel: Kit looks to her for a new home. She is very kind and forgiving and has 2 daughters.Judith: One of Aunt Rachel's daughters, she is very energetic and spontaneous. She feels envious towards Kit becuase of Kit's wealth.Mercy: Aunt Rachel's other daughter, Mercy is very quiet and shy. She also is forced to use crutches because of her disability.Matthew Wood: Aunt Rachel's husband. Matthew is very gruff, demanding, strict, and feels anger towards most people.Nathaniel "Nat" Eaton: Son of Captain Eaton of the sailing ship the Dolphin, the book hints at him being the better choice for Kit. Shows affection towards Kit throughout the book.William Ashby: A wealthy teen of Kit's age, he wishes to marry Kit. One of the richest and most eligible bachelors in Wethersfield.Hannah Tupper: The elderly Quaker widow who lives alone in the Meadows. She is known by the people of the town as the witch of Blackbird Pond.


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