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Book Title: Jackaroo: A Novel of the Kingdom|
Date of issue: February 26th 2013
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The author of the book: Cynthia Voigt
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 534 KB
Edition: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Read full description of the books Jackaroo: A Novel of the Kingdom:“False, they were all of them false, the stories; as false as the stories of fairies dancing in moonlight glades on Midsummer Night.”
But they served a purpose. In a distant time and far-off kingdom, life is hard. People don’t have enough to eat, and winter is upon them. There’s little that offers hope, and many turn to the legends of Jackaroo—the masked outlaw hero who rides at night giving aid to the helpless and coin to the destitute in exchange for solace. But Gwyn, the Innkeeper’s daughter—sensitive, industrious, and independent—is too practical to believe such tales.
However, when a snowstorm forces her and a young Lordling to seek refuge in an abandoned house, Gwyn wonders if perhaps she has been too cynical. Hidden away in an old forgotten cupboard, Gwyn discovers a package: a cloak, a mask, a sword....Jackaroo? Could the stories be true?
It takes a shock and a devastating betrayal for Gwyn to begin to understand what—and who—Jackaroo really is. And she comes to know what part she will play in discovering the truth, such as it may be, behind the legends.
Read information about the authorCynthia Voigt is an American author of books for young adults dealing with various topics such as adventure, mystery, racism and child abuse.
Angus and Sadie: the Sequoyah Book Award (given by readers in Oklahoma), 2008
The Katahdin Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003
The Anne V. Zarrow Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003
The Margaret Edwards Award, for a body of work, 1995
Jackaroo: Rattenfanger-Literatur Preis (ratcatcher prize, awarded by the town of Hamlin in Germany), 1990
Izzy, Willy-Nilly: the Young Reader Award (California), 1990
The Runner: Deutscher Jungenliteraturpreis (German young people's literature prize), 1988
Zilverengriffel (Silver Pen, a Dutch prize), 1988
Come a Stranger: the Judy Lopez Medal (given by readers in California), 1987
A Solitary Blue: a Newbery Honor Book, 1984
The Callender Papers: The Edgar (given by the Mystery Writers of America), 1984
Dicey's Song: the Newbery Medal, 1983
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