Jackaroo There is much want in the kingdom and the tales of Jackaroo the masked outlaw who helps the poor in times of trouble are on everyone s lips Gwyn the innkeeper s lively daughter pays little attenti

  • Title: Jackaroo
  • Author: Cynthia Voigt
  • ISBN: 9780689864353
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback
  • There is much want in the kingdom and the tales of Jackaroo, the masked outlaw who helps the poor in times of trouble, are on everyone s lips Gwyn, the innkeeper s lively daughter, pays little attention to the tales But when she is stranded during a snowstorm in a cabin with the lordling Gaderian, and finds a strange garment that resembles the costume Jackaroo is said toThere is much want in the kingdom and the tales of Jackaroo, the masked outlaw who helps the poor in times of trouble, are on everyone s lips Gwyn, the innkeeper s lively daughter, pays little attention to the tales But when she is stranded during a snowstorm in a cabin with the lordling Gaderian, and finds a strange garment that resembles the costume Jackaroo is said to wear, she begins to wonder.

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    About "Cynthia Voigt"

    1. Cynthia Voigt

      Cynthia Voigt is an American author of books for young adults dealing with various topics such as adventure, mystery, racism and child abuse Awards Angus and Sadie the Sequoyah Book Award given by readers in Oklahoma , 2008The Katahdin Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003The Anne V Zarrow Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003The Margaret Edwards Award, for a body of work, 1995Jackaroo Rattenfanger Literatur Preis ratcatcher prize, awarded by the town of Hamlin in Germany , 1990Izzy, Willy Nilly the Young Reader Award California , 1990The Runner Deutscher Jungenliteraturpreis German young people s literature prize , 1988Zilverengriffel Silver Pen, a Dutch prize , 1988Come a Stranger the Judy Lopez Medal given by readers in California , 1987A Solitary Blue a Newbery Honor Book, 1984The Callender Papers The Edgar given by the Mystery Writers of America , 1984Dicey s Song the Newbery Medal, 1983


    1. 3 1 2 starsNoelle mailed me the second book in this series last year for my birthday and then challenged me to actually get off my butt and read it this month for She Made Me Do It And then, she also sent me the description for this book the first in the series by email like a juicy little lure A description which contains mention of a feisty innkeeper s daughter who s independent and strong and doesn t want to get married and who stumbles across a disguise for the legendary Robin Hood type figu [...]

    2. I wasn t entirely sure what to expect when I picked up this book Even the reviews I read didn t seem to prepare me, maybe because it is not an easy book to review Although the Jackaroo stories in this book definitely mimic Robin Hood tales, this is not a Robin Hood story More than anything else, this is a coming of age story about Gwyn the Innkeeper s daughter Gwyn lives in the Kingdom which could be in any European or imaginary area that has mountains, forests, a river and a coast The feudal sy [...]

    3. I vaguely remembering picking this off the YA shelf in the library sometime around eighth grade, but somehow my brain categorized it as sad a la Westmark read around the same time and I never revisited this until now.I m glad I did, because it turns out that Jackaroo is a coming of age story The exciting thing about it, though, is that it s only ultimately one for most of the novel it reads as a fantasy uniquely marked by a pervasive sense of doom Where poverty and desperation hem everyone in Wh [...]

    4. I guess so many people have this shelved as a fantasy because of the alternate history aspect to the story We never really know it takes place in OUR past and no real world names that I know of are given for places But there isn t any magic or sorcery The School Library Journal calls this an intense and elegantly written historical adventure romance There really isn t even much of a romantic aspect to the story unless you count the romantic, swashbuckling legend of the Jackaroo, who is a type of [...]

    5. As I started reading this I realized I had started it before and never finished I suppose that is what kept me at it this time My expectations were a bit too high, I had heard this compared to Robin Hood or even Scarlet Pimpernel, so as I read I was a little disappointed in the story I think it had a lot of promise, but it was a little lacking for me Gwyn was a pretty good heroin, and she grows a lot throughout the story I think Burl her good friend, and father s servant was under used and altho [...]

    6. 2018 I m so glad I asked a local library to order these It s been long enough that I only slightly remember the feeling of the book, so it had the lovely experience of being new yet as comfortable as an old friend 2009 I m not sure what I expected, but this book both met and exceeded what I was looking for.Sigh I hate being vague I m looking forward to getting the next book in the series.

    7. I came across this book in a thrift store and bought it because I enjoyed a few other books by the author I ended up really loving it and read it several times as a young adult.

    8. A Robin Hood tale, centered on a girl named Gwyn, who one day has the injustice of the system driven home for her and decides to try to make a difference Fast, compelling read, with well developed characters that unfold over the course of the book, showing hidden depths The world building is peppered throughout, woven in seamlessly, which means some areas aren t complete, but all the vital framework is explained Looking forward to the new main character in book 2

    9. A fascinating idea for a fairy tale with a disappointingly Tolkien esque ending.Gwyn is the spirited daughter of the village innkeeper who dreams of something outside the mold Her family doesn t understand her because she doesn t want to marry but instead wants to run her father s inn, which will legally go to her useless little brother instead While traversing the mountains with the Lord and his son and the enigmatic stablehand Burl, she is separated from the party and winds up having to spend [...]

    10. I love books set in the middle ages This book had a very medieval feel to it and the author describes life as seen through the eyes of the main character, Gwyn, very realistically The world system is hierarchial, with the kings down to the people There is a lot of political unrest as well as famine in the land The people are desperate and Gwyn thinks that their tales of Jackaroo are only that tales made by desperate people who need some hope to cling on to Gwyn is also troubled by what she sees [...]

    11. I used to love this book as a middle schooler, when I first found it It was like Robin Hood meets all the wuxia stories I heard about as I grew up, where girls disguised themselves as guys and explored, and made differences in the world where they could It was refreshing to read a story like this, in English _ But then I read the other Kingdom novels And eventually, a few months ago, I reread Jackaroo And all of a sudden, though it was still a refreshing scenario, the story, the writing, the adv [...]

    12. This book started out a little slow, but halfway through things started to get interesting, and by the end I discovered that I had absolutely fallen in love with the book It was thoughtful, vivid, full of unique and interesting characters, realistic and yet hopeful, portraying the hardships of life without at all diminishing the fantastic moments of adventure And the ending It was a legitimate, beautiful happy ending, one that leaves you grinning from ear to ear at the end I highly recommend thi [...]

    13. I don t know why I just recently discovered Cynthia Voigt I ve been deprived these many years Her writing is a little bare, but I ve discovered that she is saying a lot by saying a little Her main character is so strong and sure of her capabilities I hoped that the love story would resolve itself just the way that it did, which made me happy I was greatly intrigued by her kingdom It is a very interesting place to discover and explore.

    14. I ve probably read and re read this book a hundred times I used to read it once a year as a child And it s so wonderful to discover that it is still every bit as good as it ever was I love fierce, soft hearted Gwyn Strong, steady Burl Feisty Tad, who gets to grow up And the stories and secrets and switcheroos They are good characters in a thoughtful, well composed world.

    15. I first read this book in jr high and loved it I re read it every year or two and still find it wonderful every time The story of a young woman who decides to make a difference in her community by taking on the persona of a folk hero That decision changes her future in ways than she could imagine.

    16. Imagine Robin Hood revisited with a twist Throw in a soul searching main character, a butterfly flapping its wings sort of turn of events, and watch what you think is going to be a slow book turn into one of your favorites At least this is what happened to me

    17. O HOW I LOVED THESE BOOKS, I CANNOT EVEN SAY.So, so high up on the list of things I hope do not seem crappy now that I m an adult.

    18. Jackaroo is set in a fictional medieval land The main character, Gwyn, is the daughter of a well off innkeeper, struggling to come to terms with the injustice in the world around her, the fact that her family and neighbours are terrible people, and that as a woman who does not want to marry the future does not hold much in store for her, even though this world does better on the women s right front than actual medieval society did Surrounding this is the myth of Jackaroo, a Robin Hood like figur [...]

    19. I read this first when I was in middle school I remembered liking it then, so I thought I d read it again to figure out exactly why I liked it so much then.And I still loved it Though the paperback had, like, size 9 font, the pages still melted away quickly, and I found myself not wanting to stop reading.It s a classic adventure brave heroine, medieval times, lords and ladies, servants, outlaws, town fairs, running from danger, hangings, thieves, inns short, everything I love in a fantasy advent [...]

    20. Going into my second read of this book, all I could remember was that my impression of it years ago was how very much I enjoyed the book A hundred pages in, I recalled how little I liked it at first.Approximately the first half of this book reads very much like a Jane Austen novel the day to day life of a young woman of marriageable age, her impending decision on whether or not to marry, who to marry, etc Appealing, I suppose, to fans of that particular style However, even if like me that s not [...]

    21. Voigt s Jackaroo and I ran into each other at my local library It is very rare that I walk in, browse a shelf, pick up a book and love it Most of the time, I like what I find, but not to the extent where I wish I had found it when I was younger, reading it when I filled the age demographic it was written for DR Writing 4 5Plot Early on, 3 5 but by the end 5 5Characters 4 5Jackaroo is not so much a fantasy novel as it is an alternative history historical fiction I think another reviewer has point [...]

    22. This book made zero sense How am I supposed to believe that a 16 yr old girl can pass herself off as a man who is at the very least in his mid 20s How am I supposed to believe that she is able to sneak off in the middle of the night and A not get caught and, B not be so exhausted she can barely function the next day Self righteous anger is not actually a substitute for rest.Beyond that though, she s just so arrogant She literally dehumanizes the people around her by calling them cattle at least [...]

    23. This was a fun read about feudal times and a kind of Robin Hood figure whose reality is complex than one might imagine Great vacation read for our family trip to Whidbey Island.

    24. THE LEGEND MUST NEVER DIE At 16 Gwyn is one determined female protagonist a brave Innkeeper s Daughter who refuses to watch complacently while the common people like herself are bullied and butchered My major confusion stemmed from the lack of a specific country or time the novel was set in a nameless land governed by a King, three Earls and their various Lords a palid prototype of the emerging feudal system This was a dark and cruel world for most the Lords kept aloof in their guarded castles, [...]

    25. Well written story about Gwyn, a girl who is Not Like Other Girls, and normally that is a trope that I disdain, but the story here isn t exactly what you d call triumphal The happy ending is happy enough for Gwyn, but she s still living in a crapsack world, essentially, albeit one stocked with people who are far than ciphers, which I appreciate Voigt is careful not to let even her supporting characters fall into stereotype, and her largely sympathetic, if still realistic portrayal of a communit [...]

    26. Note This book has been published under two titles Jackaroo and The Tale of Gwyn.Everyone grows up with tales of Jackaroo, who rides on behalf of the people in times of greatest need, but everyone knows they re just stories As the innkeeper s daughter, Gwyn is certain of her place in the world, but being stranded during a blizzard leads to a startling discovery and Gwyn begins to see the Kingdom in a new way When Jackaroo rides out of legends to aid the people, he will change Gwyn s life forever [...]

    27. I ve read another one of the books in this series, Elske, a couple times It wasn t necessary to read the other three books in the series to understand what was going on since they re companion novels than direct sequels, but I figured it was time to give the other three books a try.One thing Voigt does well with these books is to draw us into the world right away By the end of the first chapter of Jackaroo, I was fully immersed in the world of the troubled Kingdom, as seen through the eyes of G [...]

    28. I ve wanted to read this book for years When I was eleven I read the first chapter, and then lost the book when I moved I searched for it in my new town library and it was nowhere to be found The name Jackaroo was so mythical and enticing Now, sixteen years later I ve finally read it And sadly, it didn t live up to its promise First off, I ll say that the heroine is a great role model I would encourage children to read this book for that alone She is disciplined, compassionate, and manages to fo [...]

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