The Children of the New Forest

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The Children of the New Forest

The Children of the New Forest By Frederick Marryat The Children of the New Forest In The Children of the New Forest Marryat describes the trials and triumphs of the four Beverley children orphaned during the English Civil War and forced to take refuge with a poor woodsman in the

  • Title: The Children of the New Forest
  • Author: Frederick Marryat
  • ISBN: 9781853261107
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Children of the New Forest By Frederick Marryat In The Children of the New Forest, Marryat describes the trials and triumphs of the four Beverley children, orphaned during the English Civil War and forced to take refuge with a poor woodsman in the New Forest This is the first annotated edition of a great children s classic, which has retained its popularity since 1847.
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    1. Nikki on said:

      When I first read this, I adored this and thought it was pretty much perfection I read it over and over again, until the covers fell off my copy I had that reaction to a lot of children s books, and I can t quite find the enchantment again in this one, which makes me sad I decided to reread it after I came across a reference to it in one of the books I read for Introduction to Children s Literature.It isn t really a very easily accessible text in some respects rather biased, sometimes dry, rathe [...]

    2. Duane on said:

      To call this a children s book is somewhat misleading Yes, it is about 4 children, but it is written in a style suited to adult readers It s still a good book I would describe it as a young adult, historical fiction novel It s a bit of a history lesson about England in the mid 17th century during the English Civil War King Charles I has been dethroned, eventually to be executed, and Oliver Cromwell has assumed leadership The heir, Charles II has escaped to exile and will eventually become King [...]

    3. Kailey (BooksforMKs) on said:

      During the English Civil War, the four Beverley children are orphaned when their wealthy father is killed fighting for the restoration of King Charles Their grand home is burnt down and they are supposed dead, so they find shelter with a kindly old forester They each learn to hunt, harvest, and care for their little cottage, living in seclusion deep in the forest But the oldest boy, Edward, is restless and he dreams of going to war as his father did The siblings encounter many dangers and perple [...]

    4. Ellinor on said:

      The title Children of the New Forest is a little misleading I had only skipped the blurb before reading so I thought this book would be about four little kids playing in the New Forest Well, it wasn t.I really liked the novel anyway It has a bit of everything in it farming, adventure stories and a love story I enjoyed reading it a lot, although I found the end a little hurried Almost ten years are told in one chapter It seemed like the author wanted to put the story the an end as soon as possibl [...]

    5. Elizabeth Moffat on said:

      This book tells the story of four children Edward, Humphrey, Alice and Edith, whose distinguished father Colonel Beverley is killed during the English Civil War while fighting the cause of King Charles and as a result, they become orphaned An old forester, Jacob Armitage, whilst walking in the woods one days hears a group of men fighting against the king aka Roundheads forging a plan to set fire to Colonel Beverley s mansion, burning everything within, meaning that the children are in mortal dan [...]

    6. Joni on said:

      I started reading this book a year ago, but gave it up, it s a book you have to be in a certain mood to read well for me anyway but if you do find yourself putting it back on the bookshelf, remember to get it down one day when you re in need of something wholesome, historical but also exciting to read Because this book is one of those rare things it gets better with age Sort of like wine, or so the saying goes But anyway what I m trying to say is that it s a heavy read it was published in 1847 I [...]

    7. Christian West on said:

      Gosh this book dragged 4 children watch their house burn down in a revolution in the UK in the mid 1600s They then go live in a forest The daughters tend the house aka are not related to the plot and thus get no writing dedicated to them whilst the oldest son sets out to help his king and country This goes on for 239 pages and covers about a year Then in the last 9 pages there s a war, a loss, a win, another war, some marriages, and everything is wrapped up.There seems to be a lot of positive re [...]

    8. Meredith on said:

      I wish I had read this as a child It would have added greatly to the fort making, food finding, and hiding from the grown ups fun As an adult I found it a quick and fun read It s really of a how to survive in the woods making your own farm if you start with a cottage, hunting dog and pony but not much else with a bit of danger and excitement thrown in for good measure Also how to escape from the battle of Worcester once all is lost and how to hide your Royalist sympathies and friends in a Parli [...]

    9. Bettie☯ on said:

      Read here Opening BY CAPT MARRYAT, R.N 1864APTER I.The circumstances which I am about to relate to my juvenile readers took place in the year 1647 By referring to the history of England, of that date, they will find that King Charles the First, against whom the Commons of England had rebelled, after a civil war of nearly five years, had been defeated, and was confined as a prisoner at Hampton Court The Cavaliers, or the party who fought for King Charles, had all been dispersed and the Parliament [...]

    10. Georgina on said:

      A wonderful read It relates beautifully how the children coped with living on their own in the forest, adapting to farming and hunting as they did in those days It gives you a great desire to do the same.However, some parts which I thought quite important were too quickly narrated, as with the ending which goes from an exchanging dialogue on one page to the following year and happy ever after on the next Otherwise, a lovely insight to life in the day, from a child s view point.

    11. Zarish Fatima on said:

      I loved this book It begins with simple tragedy Four kids end up living on family estate in a forestd they are taught to live a life at its fullest and to make most of the worst circumstances by a simple countryman It is a beautiful book which revolves from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.

    12. Janelle on said:

      This was better than I expected although I found the last quarter of the book less interesting I fell asleep numerous times throughout the reading so I may have missed some bits The Librivox narrator was excellent Many thanks to him.

    13. Daniel Garrison on said:

      I knew this book would be quite different than most Marryat books which typically center around naval battles, sword fights, and adventure, which is why I ve put off reading it for so long Also, it s classified as a children s book, which didn t immediately draw me to it But, man oh man, did I enjoy this book It was excellent Although the main characters are children, it didn t really strike me as a children s book It had some of the same elements of Marryat books I ve read in the past adventure [...]

    14. Carol Arnold on said:

      I loved this book It was very entertaining and educational I learned about Oliver Cromwell, King Charles and the English Civil War than I ever did in history class It is a book that transcends generations in that it could be equally be enjoyed by children or adults.

    15. Paula Vince on said:

      I chose this title to fit into the category called a re read of your favourite classic, for the 2018 Back to the Classics Challenge I adored this book when I was in Year 9 at High School I read it through several times, daydreamed about it, recommended it to others, and even tried to draw pictures of the main characters But I never read it to my own kids since they strongly objected to the title and cover design More about their assumptions here Throughout this review, I ll share several alterna [...]

    16. Dennis on said:

      Readers always say they love fiction for escape, but I just don t often feel the same way This is a rare exception where I actually felt transported to another time and place the New Forest of the 1600s during the English civil war At that time the Roundheads, parliamentarian followers of Oliver Crowmell, were intent on destroying the ruling monarchy The Cavaliers were loyal supporters of the crown.The four children of Captain Beverley Edward, Humphrey, Edith, and Alice are taken into hiding fol [...]

    17. Fiona on said:

      I listened to the audiobook of this when I was young, and I remembered absolutely loving it and then not being able to find a hard copy anywhere So when I finally got my hands on a Kindle, it was one of the first things I looked for.As with all things you enjoyed when you were young, with the exception of Winnie the Pooh, it turned out to be not quite how I remembered it I found it a lot straightforward, with a lot less nuance than I would expect of novels even children s novels that I ordinari [...]

    18. Nancy on said:

      This book was recommended to me, and I m happy that it was recommended to me This book really didn t seem like a children s book, even though it was about four children, whose home was burned down, and they had to learn to work hard to survive, with the help of the man, who warned them of the plan to burn down their home These children had been getting into mischief, before they were left homeless They learned to love living in the country, and working hard to support themselves, and others This [...]

    19. Sylvester on said:

      This one seems to be in the same line of young adult fiction as Ballantyne or Stevenson not that the writing is of Stevenson quality, just the same genre Stories For Boys, you know, kids out on their own, with no adult supervision, having to make their way in the world and participating on historical events in the meantime in this case, the trouble between the Cavaliers and the Roundheads Not a bad story, but I should have read it back when I was a teen myself It would have hit the spot Now Not [...]

    20. Kim on said:

      My favorite quote Perhaps so, Humphrey, replied Edward and yet, do you know that, although I so ardently wished to mix with the world, and to follow the wars, I am anything but satisfied with what I have seen of it and so far from feeling any inclination to return to it, I rather feel inclined to remain here, and remain in quiet and in peace I have been disappointed, that is the truth There is a great difference between the world such as we fancy it when we are pining for it, and the world when [...]

    21. Octavia Cade on said:

      Really quite readable for such an old book, although it truthfully should be called The Boys of the New Forest as Marryat has less than no interest in the two sisters of the title children, preferring to follow the exploits of their brothers It s certainly a product of its time, from a political and social perspective, and the bias of the author shines plainly through I side eyed the text quite a few times Still, despite this and the absolutely romanticised version of peasant life that the kids [...]

    22. Audrey on said:

      The setting is during the English Civil War when times were dangerous for those loyal to the King The mansion at the estate of Arnwood was burned down by Cromwell s troops and it was thought that the children of Colonel Beverley perished in the flames Fortunately they were rescued by a forester and lived in the New Forest for many years The book describes in details of their adventures although it is mostly Edward and Humphrey s stories Their sisters, Alice and Edith, are treated as secondary c [...]

    23. Wendy Lavery on said:

      I read and loved this book as a child, was drawn in by the story and atmosphere Years later I started reading it to my children, who were of an age to enjoy it We all hated it and when I persisted in order to give it a chance , I had a rebellion on my hands I obviously read it first at exactly the right age and could never recapture the spell Where I had seen excitement as a child, there was only dry pedantic writing and unexciting characters Oh well, sometimes you just can t go back.

    24. Todd Kman on said:

      Nicely written A good story for young readers.I really enjoyed the first 3 4 when the author was telling the story in quite a detailed manner covering a short period of time.The drawback was the way the last part of the book was written He skips over large amounts of time and only gives the barest of information about this period It seemed as if the author was tired of writing and wanted to wrap up the story quickly.

    25. Lise Petrauskas on said:

      3.5 stars I probably would have loved this book as a child but it s a little too obvious from beginning to end how it s all going to play outA Horrors This audiobook version was abridged No wonder I thought it was just so so I hate reading abridged books.

    26. Erin Cox on said:

      I m going to honest I think I mostly like this book because of the premise Four kids lose their parents and have to take care of themselves in an old house in the forest And as my sibling will tell you, this was always my favorite playtime premise.

    27. Zarish Fatima on said:

      this book was journey of 4 children orphaned and to live with a caretaker away from civilization They learned respect and their space in the world in the most inspiring manner living in a forest hey learned to live life

    28. Jacqueline on said:

      I have read The Children of the New Forest a couple of times now enjoyed it both times The characters seem so real you feel they pain, sorrow joy Will go back for sure read it again soon.

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