Despite its title this book is not about a witch. It's about a young lady named Kathrine Tyler, who, after her grandfather dies, moves to America to live with her mother's sister's family. The new Puritan society is very hard for Kit and even though her cousin Mercy is very kind and rebellious Judith tries to be friendly she has a hard time settling into her new primitive home. One day after being dismissed from her postions teaching the young children in the dame school with Mercy she runs to the meadow near her Uncle Matthew's house. There she meets Hannah an old lonely Quaker women who was driven from her home to the little shack and who is known to everyone as the Witch of Blackbird Pond. I really like this book. It's got a very good story and is written in a very engaging way. I'm reading it for the second time through and am really enjoying it. I highly recommend it!