Elizabeth George Speare
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Elizabeth George Speare

"I was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, on November 21, 1908. I have lived all my life in New England, and though I love to travel I can't imagine ever calling any other place on earth home. Since I can't remember a time when I didn't intend to write, it is hard to explain why I took so long getting around to it in earnest. But the years seemed to go by very quickly. In 1936 I married Alden Speare and came to Connecticut. Not till both children were in junior high did I find time at last to sit down quietly with a pencil and paper. I turned naturally to the things which had filled my days and thoughts and began to write magazine articles about family living. Then one day I stumbled on a true story from New England history with a character who seemed to me an ideal heroine. Though I had my first historical novel almost by accident it soon proved to be an absorbing hobby." Elizabeth George Speare (1908-1994) won the 1959 Newbery Medal for THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND, and the 1962 Newbery Medal for THE BRONZE BOW. She also received a Newbery Honor Award in 1983, and in 1989 she was presented with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her substantial and enduring contribution to children's literature.

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    • The Sign of the Beaver

    • By: Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated by: Greg Schaffert
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494
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    At just 12 years old, Matt must face serious challenges in the Maine wilderness while awaiting his father's return to their cabin...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, dubious dialog, irritating music

    • By Paul Hubbard on 08-05-12

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    • By: Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 788
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 799

    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 islands she left behind...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen with a friend or relative!!

    • By E. Dickson on 08-26-05

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Bronze Bow

    • By: Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated by: Mary Woods
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal, The Bronze Bow is the story of a boy's tormented journey from a blind, confining hatred to his acceptance and understanding of love....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Changed Heart

    • By Kemberly on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Calico Captive

    • By: Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
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    One early morning in 1754 an Indian raid on a small New Hampshire settlement shatters all young Miriam Willard’s hopes and dreams....

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