Edward, Humphrey, Alice and Edith Beverley are left orphaned at their family home in the New Forest after their father s death fighting on the Royalist side in the Civil War To avoid detection by the Roundheads they are sheltered by a forester, Jacob, who passes them off as his grandchildren....
|Title||:||The Children of the New Forest (Take Part)|
|Publisher||:||Ward Lock Educational Co Ltd September 1, 1978|
|Number of Pages||:||64 pages|
|File Size||:||996 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Children of the New Forest (Take Part) Reviews
I read this book aloud to my 8 and 5 year-old daughters and they loved It! It's a story about Cavalier children persevering in the midst of Cromwell's revolution during the reign of Charles I. The characters are likable and there are many light-hearted adventures mixed in for comic relief.
I really enjoyed reading this story. It takes place during the time of Cromwell and Parliament taking over the British government and kicking out the king. The Beverley children are orphans living with their elderly aunt, near the New Forest. Their father died fighting for the King. A verderer (forest protector) overhears some of the Roundhead soldiers planning on going that night to burn the Beverley mansion down. He gets the children to come and spend the night in his cottage. When the house is burned down, he and the children decide that it is best for them to remain in hiding. He teaches them to hunt, farm and cook. A Cromwell appointee resides on the other side of the forest and also attempts to protect the children. Their adventures are interesting as the author tells the tale in a narrative form, with many different adventures and characters.
Another really great children's novel that is good enough to keep the adult who is reading along interested and wondering what is going to happen next. What courage these children have shown and what faith in spite of adversity. Siblings who love each other, help each other, work hard for the good of the family unit....such a treat to read a book with such amazing characteristics in children/teens. I urge you to read it slowly with your child and appreciate the rich language and description. There are scenes of death and some frightening elements involving children's lives being in peril, but good prevails. Another classic that I will shelve as a keeper for our next child to read one day.
This is one of the best books I have read, especially for young people. It shows what young people can do on their own when necessary. It is exciting at every turn of the page. This book is based on early English history, but it is lovely fiction. I would recommend this book for both young and old to read.
I read this book at the recomendation of my wife who grew up in England. after I had read the book my wife and I visited southern England and passed through the New Forest many times, I was able to see that the auther described it perfectly, I dont think it has changed since that time. again another history book with ture life.
Read it as a child and loved it, bought this for a grandchild and also one for my kindle, So I'll remember it for other children in the future.
I enjoy History, children and the way this book was written. Keep you on your alert to the next adventure of the lives of what happens in the cottage all the time what they are able to do to make their lives exciting and their love for each other and God.
This book was published in 1847 and is set in the time of the English Civil War, some 200 years earlier. The four children of Colonel Beverley are rescued prior to their house being burned to the ground by Roundhead soldiers. They are hidden in the forest and learn to hunt and fend for themselves and grow up. I loved how the characters of the children developed, the way they matured and took on their roles in life. There are some interesting dramas on the way to the happy ending. I loved the detail of life in the 1600s. Very enjoyable.