The Children of the New Forest


Captain Marryat
Retold by Rowena Akinyemi

CEFR A2 — B1
Word count 6,605

England 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 soldiers find them?

ISBN 9780194637602
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