Tod Of The Fens

Tod Of The Fens Mystery farce with historical novel aspects set against the development of England s merchant fleet and its trade in wool with the continent in the early th century A bluff and jovial man with an i

  • Title: Tod Of The Fens
  • Author: Elinor Whitney Warwick Goble
  • ISBN: 9789997488879
  • Page: 231
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  • Mystery farce with historical novel aspects set against the development of England s merchant fleet and its trade in wool with the continent in the early 15th century A bluff and jovial man, with an infectious laugh and a great shock of unkempt hair, Tod of the Fens leads a band of merry rogues and adventurers who live in rude huts in the fens near the port of Boston andMystery farce with historical novel aspects set against the development of England s merchant fleet and its trade in wool with the continent in the early 15th century A bluff and jovial man, with an infectious laugh and a great shock of unkempt hair, Tod of the Fens leads a band of merry rogues and adventurers who live in rude huts in the fens near the port of Boston and prey on travelers for fun Tod takes into his band Dismas, who is really Henry, the Prince of Wales For a lark, he wagers Tod s men that in a week and a day he will make fools of all the townsmen in Boston Assuming various disguises, he steals one by one the five keys to the town strong box he leaves the contents untouched and deposits the ekeys at the foot of the steeple of St Botolph s The townspeople assume their treasure has been stolen, and suspicion falls on the wrong person A series of amusing misadventures ensues involving a large number of people until finally Tod of the Fens takes possession of the treasure.

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    959 thoughts on “Tod Of The Fens”

    1. I'm giving this disjointed novel 2.5-2.75 stars, rounding up to 3 stars. The author was clearly trying for a multiple POV, multiple plotline story that centered on Tod, the character from the book's title - the operative word being "trying". Also Tod is not the center of the tale although he stands near it. The theme that theoretically ties everything together is trickery. Tod and his merry men (they're not Robin Hood, but close) make a not quite legal living in the fens near Boston, England. Fo [...]


    2. I haven't read all of the 1929 Newbery Award and Honor books (yet) but I suspect that this honor book is the one that should've won the award that year. This is the first of the older Newberies that I enjoyed. Despite the decades that have passed since the book's publication, this book remains a teaching-tool for the classroom. English Lit majors will enjoy this medieval farce but most kids will probably find this book dry and boring because it is archaic in it's structure - kids that enjoy Shak [...]


    3. This odd but interesting story takes place in Boston, a town north of London, in the youthful years of Henry V, in the early 14th century. The title would lead you to believe that Tod is the main character, but he is, in fact, one of many characters, whose interwoven stories are told in alternating chapters. In fact, though this was a Newbery honor book for 1929, it could easily qualify as an adult book. Only two of the characters, Johanna and Gilbert, are teens, and they only feature in less th [...]


    4. This is another old newbery honor book. The storyline was difficult to follow at first, but it became easier as the book progressed. I think the life of the fenmen was quite stupid with nothing honorable about it, but I guess that's just me. I also think that if the Prince was so wise, why did he just leave the keys to the town coffer just sitting on the ground near the church? Let us just say that leaves plenty of ways for the town money to be stolen. Now, since this book was written 86 years a [...]


    5. I had a hard time getting into this story. The action and intrigue picks up a bit as the story progresses, but I don't think that was my main issue. The book is rather dialogue heavy, and given the setting, it's burdened with a lot of "knowest thou not" and such. The writing is decent. I don’t have any particular complaints -just that it was too tame to overcome the muddying of dialogue. I wanted some real action, and it picked up to a light jog at best.


    6. Not one of my favorite Newbery Honors, but not a bad book. Maybe a bit dry or old-fashioned. It probably won't appeal to today's children, but it has a fairly entertaining storyline. I agree with the other reviewers on the Robin Hood feel to the story - I kept waiting for Robin to show up or for Tod to say that his real name was Robin.




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