The Witch of Blackbird Pond Resources & Further Study

Elizabeth George Speare
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Buskin, Barbara H., and Karen H. Harris. Notes from a Different Drummer: A Guide to Juvenile Fiction Portraying the Handicapped. New York: Bowker, 1977. Briefly treats the character of Mercy and her handicap.

Commire, Anne, ed. Something aboutthe Author. Vol. 5. Detroit: Gale Research, 1973. Contains a brief sketch of Speare's life followed by her own remarks about her work.

Cosgrave, Mary Silvia. "Elizabeth George Speare—Newbery Award Winner." Library Journal 84 (April 15, 1959): 1291-1292. Brief biographical and critical commentary.

"A Feminist Look at Children's Books."

Library Journal Supplement 17 (January 1971): 19-24. Charges that the novel is a "cop out" because a "sexist compromise is made" by setting up the marriage between Kit and Nat at the end of the novel.

Kingman, Lee, ed. Newbery and Caldecott Medal Books, 1956-1965. Boston: Horn Book, 1965. Reprints Speare's Newbery Medal acceptance speech for The Witch of Blackbird Pond as well as biographical commentary on Speare...

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