Elizabeth George Speare

Elizabeth George Speare was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, on November 21, 1908. She lived in New England all her life. A graduate of Boston University, Speare always wanted to write but didn’t start untill her two children were in junior high school. She won the 1959 Newbery Medal for The Witch of Blackbird Pond and the 1962 Newbery Medal for The Bronze Bow. Speare also received a Newbery Honor Award in 1983 for The Sign of the Beaver, and in 1989 she was presented with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her substantial and enduring contribution to children’s literature. She passed away in 1994.

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The Sign of the Beaver Cover
Author: Elizabeth George Speare | Narrator: Greg Schaffert
Release Date: May 11, 2004
At just 12 years old, Matt must face serious challenges in the Maine wilderness while awaiting his father's return to their cabin.When he is saved from a terrifying bee swarm attack by an Indian chief and his grandson Attean, Matt gains a valuable fr...
The Sign of the Beaver Cover
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Cover
Author: Elizabeth George Speare | Narrator: Mary Beth Hurt
Release Date: July 23, 2002
Kit Tyler must leave behind shimmering Caribbean islands to join the stern Puritan community of her relatives. She soon feels caged, until she meets the old woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond. But when their friendship is discovered, Kit hers...
The Witch of Blackbird Pond Cover