The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond Description:

Orphaned Kit Tyler knows as she gazes for the first time at the cold bleak shores of Connecticut Colony that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind In her relatives stern Puritan community she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world a bird that is now caged and lonely The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond and on occasion her young sailor friend Nat But when Kit s friendship with the witch is discovered Kit is faced with suspicion fear and anger She herself is accused of witchcraft

Rating: 3.38 out of 5

The Sign of the Beaver

The Sign of the Beaver Description:

Twelve year old Matt is left on his own in the Maine wilderness while his father leaves to bring the rest of the family to their new settlement When he befriends Attean an Indian chief s grandson he is invited to join the Beaver tribe and move north Should Matt abandon his hopes of ever seeing his family again and go on to a new life

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

The Bronze Bow

The Bronze Bow Description:

i He trains my hands for war so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze i from the Song of David Samuel br i The Bronze Bow i written by Elizabeth George Speare author of i The Witch of Blackbird Pond i won the Newbery Medal in This gripping action packed novel tells the story of eighteen year old Daniel bar Jamin a fierce hotheaded young man bent on revenging his father s death by forcing the Romans from his land of Israel Daniel s palpable hatred for Romans wanes only when he starts to hear the gentle lessons of the traveling carpenter Jesus of Nazareth A fast paced suspenseful vividly wrought tale of friendship loyalty the idea of home community and ultimately as Jesus says to Daniel on page Can t you see Daniel it is hate that is the enemy Not men Hate does not die with killing It only springs up a hundredfold The only thing stronger than hate is love A powerful relevant read in turbulent times

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Calico Captive

Calico Captive Description:

In the year the stillness of Charlestown New Hampshire is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid Young Miriam Willard on a day that had promised new happiness finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War br It is a harrowing march north Miriam can only force herself to the next stopping place the next small portion of food the next icy stream to be crossed At the end of the trail waits a life of hard work and perhaps even a life of slavery Mingled with her thoughts of Phineas Whitney her sweetheart on his way to Harvard is the crying of her sister s baby Captive born on the trail br Miriam and her companions finally reach Montreal a city of shifting loyalties filled with the intrigue of war and here by a sudden twist of fortune Miriam meets the prominent Du Quesne family who introduce her to a life she has never imagined Based on an actual narrative diary published in Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an absorbing facet of history

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Related Readings

The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Related Readings Description:

No description available

Rating: 3.80 out of 5

The Prospering

The Prospering Description:

Youngest daughter of an th century New England pioneer family tells of the founding of the Stockbridge Indian mission

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

Life in Colonial America

Life in Colonial America Description:

Here is the whole beguiling and sometimes surprising story of how Americans lived from the first settlements at Jamestown down to the Revolution Weaving together countless colorful and intimate details the author has created a vivid tapestry of everyday life from a humble New England fireside to an elegant Virginia plantation br br b Contents b br I Plantation Life br II New England Neighbors br III The Dutch and the Quakers br IV The Goodwife at Home br V To Provide for the Common Defense br VI Schooldays br VII Tradesmen amp Craftsmen br VIII By Sea amp by Land br IX High Days amp Holidays

Rating: 3.31 out of 5

Seasonal Verses

Seasonal Verses Description:

Seasonal verses gathered by Elizabeth George Speare from the Connecticut Almanack for the year of the Christian Era Illustrated by Barbara Cooney A keepsake of the Newberry Caldecott dinner held on June in Washington D C

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

The Newbery Award Library: Island of the Blue Dolphins/the Witch of Blackbird Pond/the Sign of the Beaver/One-Eyed Cat/Dear Me. Henshaw/Boxed Set

The Newbery Award Library: Island of the Blue Dolphins/the Witch of Blackbird Pond/the Sign of the Beaver/One-Eyed Cat/Dear Me. Henshaw/Boxed Set Description:

No description available

Rating: 3.51 out of 5

The Sign of The Beaver: Daily Lesson Guide for Grade 5 : Theme : Friends and Family (Pegasus II)

The Sign of The Beaver: Daily Lesson Guide for Grade 5 : Theme : Friends and Family (Pegasus II) Description:

No description available

Rating: 3.52 out of 5