|aThe children of the New Forest /|cCaptain Marryat ; retold by Rowena Akinyemi ; [illustrated by Alan Marks]
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|cc2008.
|a56 p. :|bill ;|c20 cm.
|aOxford bookworms library. Human interest. Stage 2
|aStage 2: 700 headwords.
|aWord count: 6,605.
|aFirst published in Oxford Bookworms 1996.
|aEngland in 1647: King Charles is in prison, and Cromwell's men are fighting the King's men. These are dangerous times for everybody. The four Beverley children have no parents; their mother is dead and their father died while fighting for the King. Now Cromwell's soldiers have come to burn the house - with the children in it. The four of them escape into the New Forest - but how will they live? What will they eat? And will Cromwell's soldier find them?' --from back.
|aEnglish language|xStudy and teaching.
|aEnglish language|xReading comprehension.
|aGreat Britain|xHistory|yCivil War, 1642-1649|vFiction.
|aMarryat, Frederick,|d1792-1848.|tChildren of the New Forest.
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