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An edition of Master Cornhill (1973)

Master Cornhill.

[1st ed.]
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This edition was published in by Atheneum in New York.

Written in English

206 pages

Victim of both the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London, a homeless, penniless youth must decide what direction his life should take.

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Cover of: Master Cornhill
Master Cornhill
1987, Puffin Books
in English
Cover of: MasterCornhill
MasterCornhill
1987, Puffin
in English
Cover of: Master Cornhill.
Master Cornhill.
1973, Atheneum
in English - [1st ed.]

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Master Cornhill

First published in 1973



Work Description

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Perhaps more likely to appeal to young males, this coming of age story centers on Master Cornhill, a twice-orphaned lad of 11 1/2 years. Due to the sweep of the Black Plague in 1665 he is left without a home, family, or friends. He is left to shift for himself as he forms new acquaintances. As if things were not difficult enough, the following year brings the Great Fire of London. The book is rich in period detail and daft language of the times. If you have read aloud a few nonsensical children's storybooks it will be easy to have fun with such words as tarradiddle, Lud (Lord), or nowt-head (knothead or numbskull). It is also very useful to have watched Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett), Hercule Poirot, Jane Austen, and other period pieces. The cockney and courtly languages of London comes alive in those productions. There are also several Dutch words sprinkled in, most of which are self-explanatory. Jongen means young one, grootvader I think is grandfather, and meidje means maid for a few examples. The reader learns about balladeers, map-colorers, shopkeepers, boatmen, and a several other trades. This makes a fine read-aloud for grades 2-5 or 6 and an independent read for grades 5-10.

Master Cornhill.

[1st ed.]

This edition was published in by Atheneum in New York.


Edition Description

Victim of both the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London, a homeless, penniless youth must decide what direction his life should take.

Edition Notes

"A Margaret K. McElderry book."

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[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ7.M1696 Mas

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OL5303604M
Internet Archive
mastercornhill00mcgr
ISBN 10
0689303203
LC Control Number
72085920
OCLC/WorldCat
724037
Library Thing
486395
Goodreads
1028461

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