Suspicion and disapproval greet 16-year-old Kit Tyler the moment she arrives on the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony. Newly orphaned and far from her lush Barbados home, Kit struggles to adapt to unfamiliar Puritan life and dependence on a family she's never known. Desperately lonely, she finds solace in the kind friendship of Hannah Tupper, a Quaker widow the townspeople believe is a witch. Join Kit in The Witch of Blackbird Pond on her emotional journey of mounting peril, deepening courage, and surprising love, set against a backdrop of 1687 New England filled with historical detail and fraught with the political and religious tension of the time. You'll find a Literature Unit for this Newbery Medal winner included in the Explorers to 1815 Teacher's Manual.