Child of the May

Child of the May[Reading] ➶ Child of the May By Theresa Tomlinson – Heartforum.co.uk When Magda was just a baby, her mother was murdered, and her father John brought her to live in the woods with the Forestwife Here she learned to heal sick people and became skillful in archery and fi When Magda was just a baby, her mother was murdered, and her father John brought her to live in the woods with the Forestwife Here she learned to heal sick people and became skillful in archery and fighting Now Magda wants a life of adventure beyond the forest Child of eBook ↠ When word comes that Lady Matilda and her daughter Isabelle are being held captive by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, Magda is ready This is the chance of a lifetime to join forces with her father John, and the mysterious Robin Hood and his band of outlaws Little does Magda know that this is also a chance to come face to face with the scoundrel who murdered her mother.

Though I was born in the South of England my parents moved back to the North when I was one year old, and I have lived in Yorkshire ever since I spent a few years as an infant teacher, but when my children were young I started making Child of eBook ↠ picture books for them and became hooked on writing I love drawing and painting, but my main love is writing, often using the legends and history around me as inspiration.

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  • Hardcover
  • 144 pages
  • Child of the May
  • Theresa Tomlinson
  • English
  • 02 November 2017
  • 0531301184

10 thoughts on “Child of the May

  1. Lanie says:

    Sothis story Child of May is the sequel to The Forestwife , a retelling of my most favorite story of all time, Robin Hood sadly, this was a HUGE step down from the first book now as I said in book one s review, I love the idea of all the women making their own way in the world and not just sitting off in a corner somewhere waiting to be rescued in this Robin Hood trilogy, the gals know how to get shit done.but I am sorry wellnot sorry enough to not write it but having a Sothis story Child of May is the sequel to The Forestwife , a retelling of my most favorite story of all time, Robin Hood sadly, this was a HUGE step down from the first book now as I said in book one s review, I love the idea of all the women making their own way in the world and not just sitting off in a corner somewhere waiting to be rescued in this Robin Hood trilogy, the gals know how to get shit done.but I am sorry wellnot sorry enough to not write it but having a feminist edge to the story can t make up for a crappy main character it barely gets any points for doing a second generation of merry men women it just doesn t work if your character is so unlikable that it makes me take three or four days to read a 144 page book Cfirst off, my main beef here is our main character Magda, the daughter of little john she s a whining, moaning, bitching brat oh my god, I just wanted to slap the crap right out of her every time she opened her big mouth I mean, really she is being raised by the forestwife for Christ s sake she s probably going to be the next blasted forestwife and if someone is going to be healing sick and injured forest folk, you d want them to be a little bitsympathetic, wouldn t you and wearing pants and being able to fight does not make a strong female lead not on its own especially if bitchy pettiness gets in the way.And her motivation no just, freakin no the whole I want adventure, I want to see the world thing has been beaten to death it s over used, and I can t bring myself to give a damn about the character if their motivation for going off to help robin hood was feeling trapped and sheltered in a fictional Robin Hood story, and any story really the characters NEED to have a GOOD REASON for wanting to fight against injustice and corruption not that there was ever much fighting even when there was a fight scene we didn t get to see it because we re trapped in Magda s whiny skull or if we did see it, the descriptions were so lacking that it s barely worth me complaining about Sad isn t it you want a decent battle scene, read the outlaw chronicles by angus Donald I ve only read the first two books of that series, but I think it s tied with another book for my all time FAVORITE Hood story seriously, the descriptions weren t all that great to begin with, but child of may was just painful the story over all could use some work, I thought I liked that some bits of the original stories were thrown in, like Robin dressing up and tricking the sheriff, and Alan was in this story not a lot but he was there but it just left so much too be desired the big exciting part at the end of the book, the climax was just meh.and last but not least, Marianugh in the first book, she and Robin decide that while they love each other and want to be together they can t because they bother have important jobs to do, different ways to help the people but they ll still be good friends and lovers I think, but I don t think it ever says that specifically and I m fine wit that it s the right thing for them to do here putting the greater good above their own desires something I honestly don t think I could do, so I totally admire it I a character so okay Marian then, you decided this 15 fucking years before child of may even started you knew that Robin was rash and unpredictable and always goes running off like a started rabbit why the fuck are you constantly moping about something you can t freakin change, huh just deal with it and be happy that the man always comes back to you when he can he s got bigger shit to worry about than asking your permission to help people C after all the stuff in book one about not needing to be tied to a man, you sure are clingy

  2. Nicky says:

    Oddly enough, Child of the May seemsclosely related to the Robin Hood ballads than the first book, The Forestwife at least, I recognised the influence of Robin Hood and the Potter, and a couple of others, as I was reading it I didn t like it as much as the first book, though It s less realistic in details, and Magda isn t really a very interesting character whiny and very immature.I liked the plot thread of Alan the boy with leprosy That was interesting, and yet not much was reall Oddly enough, Child of the May seemsclosely related to the Robin Hood ballads than the first book, The Forestwife at least, I recognised the influence of Robin Hood and the Potter, and a couple of others, as I was reading it I didn t like it as much as the first book, though It s less realistic in details, and Magda isn t really a very interesting character whiny and very immature.I liked the plot thread of Alan the boy with leprosy That was interesting, and yet not much was really done with him This book can definitely only really exist within a trilogy It s nothing really special or groundbreaking, and I just didn t really find it interesting It s short and easy to read, and probably would appeal to young teenage girls, but it s not very satisfying, really

  3. Lupinus Texensis says:

    It s not like Tomlinson laid a total egg here But Magda is pretty weak sauce compared to Marian I wish these had progressedlike the Alana books, with the main character growing up and growing into her vocation.That said, it is DELIGHTFUL to read Robin Hood retellings where the female characters go beyond feisty Maid Marians and damsels in distress These books will please anyone who enjoys J Fiction and or Robin Hood miscellany.

  4. Lyra says:

    Ben scritto e bello quanto il primo, ma con un pizzico di entusiasmo in meno perch Magda non mi piace quanto Marian Le acrobazie per liberare i malcapitati, l ordine dei cavalieri, Fitzranulf e i nuovi personaggi mi sono piaciuti molto. Ma la protagonista non riesce a entusiasmarmi come aveva fatto Marian nel primo, che anche qui sebbene sullo sfondo continua a piacermi maggiormente Ci sono moltissimi elementi meravigliosi di trama e contesto ma trovo che sia un tipico secondo libro da Ben scritto e bello quanto il primo, ma con un pizzico di entusiasmo in meno perch Magda non mi piace quanto Marian Le acrobazie per liberare i malcapitati, l ordine dei cavalieri, Fitzranulf e i nuovi personaggi mi sono piaciuti molto. Ma la protagonista non riesce a entusiasmarmi come aveva fatto Marian nel primo, che anche qui sebbene sullo sfondo continua a piacermi maggiormente Ci sono moltissimi elementi meravigliosi di trama e contesto ma trovo che sia un tipico secondo libro da trilogia, senza l entusiasmo dei primi e senza l epicit dei terzi

  5. PrettyFlamingo says:

    A mix of history and fiction, this is a rather interesting take on the Robin Hood legend with emphasis on other people in the mix Magda is the 15 year old daughter of Little John and his wife Emma, who was killed when Magda was a baby She has grown up with Marian, the Forestwife, but has always wanted to avenge her mother s death, and at the same time prove herself to be as able and competent as any boy When Robin and his men embark on a mission to rescue a noblewoman and her daughter from Fi A mix of history and fiction, this is a rather interesting take on the Robin Hood legend with emphasis on other people in the mix Magda is the 15 year old daughter of Little John and his wife Emma, who was killed when Magda was a baby She has grown up with Marian, the Forestwife, but has always wanted to avenge her mother s death, and at the same time prove herself to be as able and competent as any boy When Robin and his men embark on a mission to rescue a noblewoman and her daughter from FitzRanulf s clutches, Magda sees her chance for adventures outside the forest and an opportunity to even the score on behalf of her mother Through this, she puts herself and others in danger but she does grow and develop as a character, which is a positive thing as she starts off as petulant and annoying There is also just the right touch of romance and appropriately enough, I read this book on May Day so was very interested to read about the forest s May celebrations I ve always been fascinated by Robin Hood from being a child, and was intrigued to read this not only because I have read the first Forestwife book, but have also read in detail about Matilda de Braose and her family and their tragic end who feature in a subplot It was emotional for me reading about the attempt to rescue her too, when all the time I knew how the story ends I enjoyed it and think it is a good addition to the Forestwife series though I thought the cover design was very amateurish and the book deserved better

  6. So92 says:

    Ho sempre amato i romanzi ambientati in epoca medievale, quindi anche se questo non emerge n per trama, n per personaggi o originalit mi piaciuto lo stesso Anni fa avevo adorato il primo libro della trilogia, La donna della foresta , di cui questo il seguito Si tratta indubbiamente di un romanzo per ragazzi, per questo mi sento un po fuori targetma la collana junior gaia ha accompagnato la mia scoperta del mondo della lettura e probabilmente sono un po di parte quando si tratta di Ho sempre amato i romanzi ambientati in epoca medievale, quindi anche se questo non emerge n per trama, n per personaggi o originalit mi piaciuto lo stesso Anni fa avevo adorato il primo libro della trilogia, La donna della foresta , di cui questo il seguito Si tratta indubbiamente di un romanzo per ragazzi, per questo mi sento un po fuori targetma la collana junior gaia ha accompagnato la mia scoperta del mondo della lettura e probabilmente sono un po di parte quando si tratta di esprimere un opinione su uno dei tantissimi libri che la compongono Di certo non mi ha entusiasmato ne coinvolto al pari de La donna della foresta , ma lo sapevo gi dall inizio e non sono rimasta delusa stato bello rilassarsi con una lettura piacevole, breve e non impegnata in questi ultimi giorni del 2015, sulla quale non mi sono soffermata a pensare alle incongruenze storiche o all impossibilita di un effettivo riscontro nella realt delle azioni dei protagonisti Peccato che come al solito anche questa mini serie non vedr mai la pubblicazione dell ultimo volume qui in Italia

  7. Mariah says:

    Magda, the daughter of Little John and Emma deceased has grown up in Barnsdale Forest under the care of Marian, the Forestwife At 15, she grows restless and longs to experience life outside the forest She gets her chance when John Marian allow her to accompany Robin the Merry Men on a quest to rescue the noblewoman Matilda and her daughter Isabel They have both been imprisoned by the sheriff until Matilda agrees to allow Isabel to marry FitzRanulf, the sheriff s bloodthirsty mercenary c Magda, the daughter of Little John and Emma deceased has grown up in Barnsdale Forest under the care of Marian, the Forestwife At 15, she grows restless and longs to experience life outside the forest She gets her chance when John Marian allow her to accompany Robin the Merry Men on a quest to rescue the noblewoman Matilda and her daughter Isabel They have both been imprisoned by the sheriff until Matilda agrees to allow Isabel to marry FitzRanulf, the sheriff s bloodthirsty mercenary chief At first stubborn and petulant, Magda grows a lot as a character as the book progresses She learns that life outside the forest isn t as fun and glamorous as she thought This was a short and easy to read book about the level of 10 13 year olds or so But I enjoyed it as a fun adventure, as well as a story with depth and historical realism I think older teens and adults who like Robin Hood legends and stories set in the Middle Ages would like it

  8. Liana says:

    Ooooohhh Lotsa cool things happen in this book There s lotsa bad people and action, a poor boy suffers with leprosy and Magda flips out about it, and poor Marian feels neglected by Robert CAN T SAY I BLAME HER Sobs My favorite part was when the girls saved Isabel from her terrible imprisonment That poor lady I couldn t imagine being in her shoes Seriously, all the mean people in this story are MEANNNN I m glad that the ending had a sweet happy touch to it though, just like the first boo Ooooohhh Lotsa cool things happen in this book There s lotsa bad people and action, a poor boy suffers with leprosy and Magda flips out about it, and poor Marian feels neglected by Robert CAN T SAY I BLAME HER Sobs My favorite part was when the girls saved Isabel from her terrible imprisonment That poor lady I couldn t imagine being in her shoes Seriously, all the mean people in this story are MEANNNN I m glad that the ending had a sweet happy touch to it though, just like the first book

  9. Min Wen says:

    I did not like the main character of Book 2 of the Forestwife Saga during my first read through because I thought she was a whiny, selfish brat Reading this a second time around, she still would not beat out Marian as my favourite character of the series, but I realise that Magda is really a typical teenage girl, who has mostly good intentions, but can be a bit self centered and whiny I don t think I would behave much differently when I was her age and in her situation.

  10. Wendy says:

    While this book started out very slowly and the main character, Magda, is very unlikable selfish and whinny , about mid way through the book we get back into what made Forestwife so enjoyable The struggle of the forest folk against the king Definitely picked up the pace and regained the emotional connection that the beginning of the book had not supplied for me I am looking forward to finding and reading the last book in this trilogy.

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