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by Theresa Tomlinson

Fifteen-year-old Magda helps Robin Hood's men rescue Lady Matilda and her daughter from the clutches of the Sheriff of Nottingham's evil henchman
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ISBN: 0531301184
ISBN13: 978-0531301180
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Theresa Tomlinson
Language: English
Publisher: Orchard Books; 1st American ed edition (October 1, 1998)
Pages: 144 pages
ePUB size: 1250 kb
FB2 size: 1310 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 664
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I am sorry to say this is one of the few books I could not bring myself to finish. Magda, the main character, starts as a common 15-year-old longing for adventure. Nice, if not original. But when she is allowed to go on such adventure, with Robin Hodd, btw, (she did nothing except scream to get permission) she whines, complains, longs for home, and turns out to be little more than a selfish brat. I got this book with so much hope, cause I love female leads, but really, the book is 120 pages. I got to page 65 and Magda had done NOTHING good. She complains when "her horse" has to be given to a sick child, belates said child, gets angry (and screaming) at a way more compassionate companion... When she complains about being sent to fetch help (NO other adventures in sight) I put the book down and decided to look for something else.
This was a wonderful book that was in some ways even better than its towering prodeceser, if that were possible! The story is about Magda, the fifteen year old daughter of Little John and the late Emma, who was a close friend of Marian the forestwife, who has raised her so far. Magda however, is totally bored with chores and caring for sick people, and she longs to join her father and Robin Hood and his band of outlaws. She gets her wish, and she goes with her father and the outlaws to save some girl, but faces more challenges than she was prepared for when she finds herself facing in battle the man who ruthlessly murdered her mother. Part of why I liked this book was that it showed in true depth a father's love for his daughter, and that more of the action, in fact all of it, took place with the main character right in the thick of it, instead of just having it happen to other people "offscreen". This was a truly wonderfull book with beautiful writing and style and I would reccamend it to anyone who enjoys strong female heroes.
Magda, the daughter of Little John and Emma, is the main character in this book. The book begins when John and Robert come to the Forestwife with baby Magda. Emma was killed by one of the sheriff's men and Little John couldn't take care of her. So Magda is raised by the Foreswife. 15 years later, Magda is tired of living in the Forest and wants to go out and seek adventures. She follows her father and Robert to help Isabel, who the sheriff has decided to marry to the man who killed Emma, if she doesn't pay a fee. This book is about Magda's adventures. The Forestwife was a better book. I think this book should have dealt more with Robert and Marian instead of them being minor characters.
Following the preceding book THE FORESTWIFE, CHILD OF MAY takes place in the future where the previous princess who ran away from an arranged marriage becomes the forestwife, literally. In this stand alone sequel, it's another beautiful and inspiring tale of a young female searching for her place in life.
Lovers of the acclaimed authors Robin Mckinley, Patricia Wrede, Donna Jo Napoli, Tamora Pierce, and even Sherwood Smith with fall in love with this new and astounding mediaeval writer's talent for the tongue of long ago.
I didn't expect to find another Maid Marian/Robin Hood toned book, and came this book came of as a shock after reading the very beautiful prequel (if you'd call it that) THE FORESTWIFE. Once again, this is another well written and well thought of novel, with the usual load of twists and subplots that keep you interested. Ella Enchanted readers may find this book just as loveable.
Not as well written and loveable as the previous book The Forestwife, but with the same amount of love and action to make you want a copy of this book for yourself. Though I missed the young Marian, Robin Hood was just as cunning and hearty as he was in the previous book. Gotta get this book if you loved Catherine, Called Birdy!
i was very disapointed with this book! i thought it would be as well written as the forest wife(one of my very favourite books) instead child of the may seemed forced and it rushed along at a dizzying pace. also i truly came to hate magda! she seemed so spoiled and fake. all and all this book isnt really worth buying except for young children who might like it. ages 4-6
This book lived up to my expectations. Theresa Tomlinson had written some horridly embarressing books, but these two just show how greatly she's matured and how better a writer she is. The female is just as noodleheaded as the female in the other middle ages tale of COURT DUEL...I just love how dumbfounded they are in the end!