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Cedric the Forester by Bernard Marshall
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May 22, 2009

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bookshelves: childrens-books, newbery-award

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 liked that the characters were young. The only not-so-great thing was the number of battle scenes--they were pretty boring in my opinion. I kind of skimmed those parts. But I finished, and I thought the end had a nice little surprise for the reader. I'd read it if you can find a copy, it's a nice story and a Newbery honor book from 1922, the first year they gave out the award; plus it's super-hard to find.

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