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.
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About The Author British Royal Navy Captain Frederick Marryat (1792 –1848) wrote sea stories and joined the Navy in 1806. He was a contemporary of noted authors including Charles Dickens.From AudioFile:
Set in seventeenth-century England during King Charles's deposition, this story features four orphaned children who are adopted by a forester. He has rescued them from the "Roundhead" troops who killed their Royalist father (loyal to King Charles). As the forester's adopted "grandchildren," the four Beverly children must adapt to rustic life, learning to cook, hunt, and sew. Narrator Glen McCready's details these activities with a quiet pleasure that is contagious. McCready's dignified British voice is well suited to this old-fashioned adventure story filled with the classic themes of resourcefulness, self-reliance, and courage. As McCready's narration skillfully illuminates the children's growing maturity and wisdom, the story becomes all the more satisfying. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140367608