In such a time, people find comfort in old stories about Jackaroo, the masked man who would steal ill-gotten gains from the Bailiff and return them to the poor. Gwyn pushed it quickly back into its hiding place and pulled at the silky fabric.
But each book is just as enthralling, and should be read. Those who like Robin Hood stories, Historical ficiton lovers, Those who like spunky female leads Shelves: She has no use for myths.
Voigt is a master storyteller, and her words are a delight to read, giving an authentic voice to a historical novel. I read the Simon Pulse first edition and there were spelling mistakes all over the place. While this book may be slow to some, it is definitely worth the read—and great for a student to use for the classroom, because this book makes you think.
I hope these were fixed in further editions. Gwyn is not easily led. How Gwyn felt she had to wear a "mask" to conceal her true self around most people, and how she discovers that many others seem to be wearing masks as well.
She is both the head strong, independent, smart, spunky, and capable girl, but also the dreamer, idealist, who does not always get things right, and sometimes admits she needs help. Although the Jackaroo stories in this book definitely mimic Robin Hood tales, this is not a Robin Hood story.
She is also honestly struggling with what in the world to do with her future; her options are getting fewer and fewer, sometimes by her own doing and sometimes by the limits of the age she lives in.
This book also takes a good look at gender roles, and this book goes beyond the normal roles of good and evil to show normal people struggling with everyday life. Oct 16, Becky B rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Gwyn is at the age when she must either decide who to marry or declare that she will be single for life.
Most of them were things spell check would not catch, like the was accidentally written as she. A great discussion starter, especially for teen and adult readers who struggle with being real in front of peers.
In deciding this question, facing adventures that come her way such as finding a complete Jackaroo costumeand wrestling with the injustices she sees around her, she discovers much about herself, her family, and her place in the world.
Not only that, but like in her other Kingdom books, she has a strong romance thread woven throughout the pages that is just delightful, giving an authentic voice to a girl struggling with a boy she thinks she likes versus the boy who is good for her.
It lay loose, and she brought it slowly forward, over onto the shelf—a boot, the brown leather worn soft, a boot so long its top was folded back into a cuff, its soles well-cobbled but worn.
The only downside I found was that the edition I read was not edited well. Gwyn lives in the Kingdom which could be in any European or imaginary area that has mountains, forests, a river and a coast. When she hears talk of Jackaroo, the legendary masked outlaw who comes to the aid of those in need, she shrugs it off.There's little that offers hope, and many turn to the legends of Jackaroo -- the masked outlaw hero who rides at night giving aid to the helpless and coin to the destitute -- for solace.
But Gwyn, the Innkeeper's daughter -- sensitive, industrious, and independent -- is too practical to believe such tales. Cynthia Voigt (born February 25, ) is an American writer of books for young adults dealing with various topics such as adventure, mystery, Jackaroo, deals with such a myth—a Robin Hood-like figure who is really just an archetype whose guise is donned by various nobles and commoners through the years.
Buy a cheap copy of Jackaroo book by Cynthia Voigt. False, they were all of them false, the stories as false as the stories of fairies dancing in moonlight glades on Midsummer mint-body.comy served a purpose. In a Free shipping over $/5(5). Voigt, Cynthia. Jackaroo. New York: Scholastic, Re-released by Simon Pulse in Similar books Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith, The Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce, A Curse as Dark As Gold by Elizabeth Bunce, Beauty by Robin McKinley.
Gwyn’s finger went back to the leather and she pulled it toward her. Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey’s Song, the Newbery Honor Award for A Solitary Blue, and the National Book Award Honor for Homecoming, all part of the beloved Tillerman cycle.
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