However teachers and homeschooling parents who wish to quickly familiarize themselves with this historical fiction book may also find these summaries useful. When the head master walks in on the children role-playing, he dismisses Kit from the job.
After taking Hannah aboard, Nat then invites Kit to come with them. When a deadly illness sweeps through Wethersfield, a mob gathers to kill Hannah by burning her house, since everyone believes she is a witch who has cursed the town.
When Kit finally gets to Wethersfield, where Rachel and Matthew Wood live, sailors from the Dolphin carry her many trunks to the home and leave Kit to face her new family alone.
On the ship, she meets Nathaniel Eaton, the first mate and son of the captain. He is there waiting for her with a new boat and a new life. Fortunately, Nat returns to Wethersfield, the proud owner of a ship named the Witch, and asks Kit to marry him.
She feels at home there, much more so than she has anywhere else in Wethersfield.
When William Ashby comes courting Kit, John Holbrook often accompanies him and it is assumed that he is expressing an interest in Judith. The town looks for a scapegoat someone to blame and finds it in the Quaker Hannah Tupper.
He does chores for Hannah, helps her around the house, and brings her presents from his voyages. Kit asks to come on board the Witch but Nat says no, not until he owns the ship completely head to toe and they go off to visit Uncle Matthew.
John returns from the militia and runs into the waiting arms of Mercy. It features a colonial New Hampshire family kidnapped by Native Americans in He asks Uncle Matthew if he can come and call on Kit.
Unfortunately, this is the same day that the headmaster is coming to visit. Judith is a pretty, prissy flirt, though generally nice. There she is determined to find her Aunt Rachel Wood, her only remaining family. Kit knows Mercy and John would be perfect together.
Kit and Mercy continue to teach at the school, but Kit is much more careful now. In another development that seems positive at first, Kit is selected to help her cousin Mercy teach the younger children of the community during a brief summer school session.
Prudence proves her abilities by reading out sections of the Bible and Kit is acquitted. The two exchange some heated words. Disappointed that Hannah escaped, the townspeople turn on Kit instead and arrest her for witchcraft, accusing her of being in league with Hannah.
He later gets himself banned from the town after getting up to mischief on All Hallows Eve. Everything is going well until one day Kit decides to have the children playact a skit from the Bible: When she wakes she meets Hannah Tupper, witch of Blackbird Pond herself, who takes Kit into her house and gives her some delicious blueberry cake.
One after another the people make accusations against Kit.
Kit refuses to explain the book to protect Prudence. XI Kit encounters little Prudence Cruff, the little girl from the ship.
In fact, several things happen to make her feel even less at home. The plantation and slaves had to be sold to pay everyone. As you read each chapter, did you find yourself better understanding the main facts in each chapter? Characters[ edit ] Katherine Tyler: Hannah is extremely kind, it turns out, and owns some very adorable cats.I was around 11 years old the first time Mom read The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare out loud to us.
That was a good year for read-out-louds. That was a good year for read-out-louds.4/5. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare This series includes chapter summaries, activities and more for cross curriculum work in language arts and social studies.
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Elizabeth George Speare (November 21, Speare's first book, Calico Captive, was published by Houghton Mifflin in It features a colonial New Hampshire family kidnapped by Native Americans in The next year she completed her second historical novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
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