Cedric the Forester

Cedric the Forester Cedric son of a thirteenth century forester saves Sir Richard s son and is made his squire Taught to read and fight Cedric becomes the best crossbowman in England and at the Battle of Eagles is k

  • Title: Cedric the Forester
  • Author: Bernard Marshall J. Scott Williams
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cedric, son of a thirteenth century forester, saves Sir Richard s son and is made his squire Taught to read and fight, Cedric becomes the best crossbowman in England, and at the Battle of Eagles, is knighted.

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    1. In which Dickon, the teenage son of a lord in feudal England, meets Cedric, the teenage son of a yeoman or forester, who is a crack shot. Adventures ensue.Highly recommended. This is the kind of fast-paced excellent writing I expected from the much-adulated G.A. Henty; why is this book not better known? The use of language is fantabulous. Mr Marshall balances readability with accurate quasi-Shakespearean English better than anyone else I've encountered. All the characters are well-drawn, most of [...]

    2. Oh my goodness. I have finally stumbled across the word "whelmed" in a book. I have joked, like many, that in English we can be overwhelmed and underwhelmed, but I have not come across "whelmed", until this book:"Soon the defenders of the pass were whelmed with a cloud of arrows and quarrels."

    3. While the language would be a struggle for younger readers, and it took me a few chapters to settle into the time period, I enjoyed this story of the Middle Ages. It was episodic, making it easy to read in small pieces, but full of action. The time period really came to life, as did the reasoning behind the Magna Carta, which is drafted in the final chapter. I wish I knew British history a bit better, as I got a bit muddled with the changings of the kings.

    4. Not bad for a classic. Kind of like Ivanhoe or Robin Hood. Sometimes a bit too violent in spots. And the connection to the Magna Carta kind of snuck up on me.

    5. This is a fun tale told by a young Norman nobleman, Richard Mountjoy, and set in England during the early Middle Ages. He tells his story via the story of a young Saxon freeman, Cedric of Pelham Woods, a forester who proves himself the equal of any Norman. There are battles and sieges galore. The time period is roughly that of Robin Hood and the book closes signing of the Magna Carta. This is one of the forgotten Newbery Honor books - probably due to the difficulty of the prose which is delibera [...]

    6. This is a 1922 Newbery Honor Book about the signing of the Magna Carta. The language and prose is archaic; the plot is easy enough to follow and the dictionary-capability of an eReader helps with the vocabulary, but the telling of this story has tedious moments. The narrator is Richard, aka Dickon, a nobleman of Mountjoy, and I never developed a clear picture of him though I had a clear vision of the title-character, a yeoman first introduced as Cedric, son of Elbert but later called Cedric De L [...]

    7. Narrated by Cedric's comrade-in-arms, Richard of Mountjoy, this book tells the story of the title character, a brave and valiant youth. It takes place in medieval times, when King Richard the Lionhearted was king and into the time when Prince John took over the throne. Cedric shows time and again his noble ways and bravery; he often fights for the rights of the common people, going against powerful leaders and friends in the process.It kind of reminded me of something like Robin Hood, and I like [...]

    8. 1922 Newbery Honor Book Anyone who enjoyed The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood will enjoy this book. It's written in the same older English language and is set in the same time period (Richard the Lionhearted and John). The format is also similar with each chapter being it's own "adventure" so that the book reads like a book of short stories than a novel (much like Robin Hood.It is told from the viewpoint of Dickon, the son of Mountjoy. The book opens with an attack on the Mountjoy estate by the [...]

    9. This was a Newbery Honor book the first year the award was given. While I don't know that I necessarily think it would have deserved the medal, I certainly feel like it was a better book than The Story of Mankind. For the most part, I really enjoyed the book. Based on the title, I was surprised that Cedric didn't even make an appearance until the 2nd chapter, and that he wasn't really the main character of the book. The book takes place during the reigns of King Richard the Lionheart and King Jo [...]

    10. This book was pretty easy read with enough ongoing adventure to keep things moving at a decent pace. There’s a lot of “justice shall triumph moments!” which were a little corny, but I enjoyed. Also, it had the word whelmed, which I don’t believe I’ve seen in a book before, so that was exciting. (My childhood was built on the wisdom of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, in which there is a very deep conversation about being "whelmed", so I've been primed for years.) Naively, I did no [...]

    11. Another early Newbery Honor that didn't look like much at first (my ILL copy was in two pieces!) but was really rather a good piece. I can't think of a single child I would recommend it to today, because although it is full of action (plenty of people die, and in every chapter, too!), the narrative is rather old-fashioned. It fits the story, but probably would not recommend itself well to many of today's children. Still, fans of Robin Hood and knights and chivalry would probably be willing to gi [...]

    12. I enjoyed this book. It's full of adventure which is not usually my favorite, but this book was made up of more of a series of adventures and the way the author wrote made me care about the characters who were being rescued and who were doing the rescuing. This was a 1922 Newberry Honor book, and it is one of my favorites of the 1922 honor books. The language is fairly complex and the dialogue is written to mimic the language of the knights and squires of the time so I think it would be tricky f [...]

    13. As I was reading the book I kept thinking that this story takes place so long ago that the likelihood of such a person rising to the power he attained is too low and that his thoughts and politics were way ahead of his time. Then at the end I realized this book really is about someone real who was one in a million - and whose ideas and politics really were way ahead of his time.

    14. Swords, cross-bows, and, eventually, jingoism. A suitable early Newbery honor book: adventure with a patriotic message.

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