The Children Of The New Forest

The Children Of The New Forest

by Frederick Marryat

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Overview

An engaging adventure story set in England during the time of the Civil War when King Charles was deposed and the Roundheads were vying with the Cavaliers. The central characters are the four children of staunch Royalist Colonel Beverley killed in battle while fighting for King Charles. Through the efforts of aged forester Jacob Armitage, the children escape the burning of their ancestral home and take up residence with him in his cottage in the New Forest. As his "grandchildren" they take eagerly to the peasant life and learn to provide for themselves by using their wits. The pitfall they build to trap cattle catches more than they bargain for, leading to one adventure after another. Against all odds they deftly maneuver through the treacherous landscape of the times, eventually recovering their family estate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599150505
Publisher: Yesterday's Classics
Publication date: 01/30/2007
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Captain Frederick Marryatt (1792-1848) was born in London and went to sea at the age of thirteen. He became a captain in his twenties, and had many adventures before he became a writer.

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The Children Of The New Forest (Clear Print) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It is definitely the best book I have ever read, and I'm still reading it over and over. It contains adventure, action, suspense, romance, and the struggle of four children left to survive on their own. I wish someone would make a movie out of it!
Desi09 More than 1 year ago
I have read this book when i was much much younger in life i wasnt even a teenager yet and that is when the book was hard cover and red, with no pitcure on the front i love this book and read it so many time then that i have always looked for it, my mom gave it to me, so now that i have found it am getting it for my daughter hope she enjoys it as much as i did, am going to read it first. Desiree Jacobs. West Orange,NJ
raizel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Written in 1847 about the four children of a Cavalier famiiy in the time of Cromwell who learn to fend for themselves very successfully in a the New Forest. The style is complex and the concepts mature and important: Some supporters of Cromwell, who disapproved of the King's actions, realized too late that Cromwell was even more dictatorial. When the monarchy is restored, too much time and property transfer has occurred to restore everything peacefully back to the way it was. The characters are perhaps too perfect and the Eden-like quality of living in the forest may be too ideal. But, hey, why not.
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Too many typing errors
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Wassup.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never read the book but i give 5stars