When Boniface Schroll, a shy orphan, is left all alone in a cold, dark forest, a big man in a black hat rescues him. The next day he awakens in his Uncle Emil's house. Boniface, who wants a place to call home, likes the people in the small farming village. But when he hears about the many robberies committed by a man wearing a big black hat, Boniface wonders if he should rWhen Boniface Schroll, a shy orphan, is left all alone in a cold, dark forest, a big man in a black hat rescues him. The next day he awakens in his Uncle Emil's house. Boniface, who wants a place to call home, likes the people in the small farming village. But when he hears about the many robberies committed by a man wearing a big black hat, Boniface wonders if he should risk telling his uncle what he knows about the mysterious man. An ALA Notable Children's Book. A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year....
|Title||:||The Robber and Me|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
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The Robber and Me Reviews
I thought that this book was overall, pretty good. The story starts out kind of slow, Boniface being dropped off right away doesn't make you feel connected to him, so you don't really care. Plus, as the book goes on, the only way he grows is by getting attached to the other characters and that doesn't make him grow very much. The other characters in the book are fairly likeable, basically everybody is. Christian Knapp is a very cool character because he is how every boy wants to be. Respected by others, and tough enough to take any amount of punishment without even noticing. It's strange though, the books plot is sometimes weird, without giving to much away its hard to tell who Boniface likes more. And the way he can be sometimes is kind of awkward. Besides that, the book is fairly good and very entertaining to read. I think that it was good, the characters are strong, for the most part, the book isn't to complex, but some language is kind of old, and the plot gives you some entertainment. It is a worthwhile read for all.
I'd probably give this a 3.5. It's a good historical novel about a young orphan boy who had to go live with his uncle who was mayor of the small village in Germany. It takes place in 1867. I learned much about people and customs of the times, plus the story was very interesting, and had a good ending. It was fun to watch Boniface's uncle change and the uncle and Boniface's relationship develop. The book is an ALA Notable Children's Book, winner of the 1998 Mildred I. Batchelder Award for Translation, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.It is written on a 5th grade reading level and recommended for children 10 and up.
I had no idea what to expect when i started reading this book . The book had times where it dragged on a little long in parts of the book but over all it kept you wanting to know what was going to happen . There are so things in the book that make this book for middle school to high reader but it is a pretty easy read . there are some words that students may not know . i liked how the book was supenceful and always had to guessing . i would tell people i know to read it and i would read it again
Has a very authentic 'feel' to it. The story is well done but the details are just as interesting. An orphan boy is sent from the city to live with his uncle in a faraway rural village. The cart driver abandons the boy at a turn-off in the middle of the night. Lost, half-frozen and barely conscious, someone discovers and carries him to his uncle's door. Throughout the book, one gets a taste of village life and eventually finds no one - not family, friends or enemies - is quite what they initially seem.
I got this to give to a 13-year-old for summer reading. It's mildly entertaining. The characters are a bit flat and the story arc is predictable but it wasn't bad. I can imagine it might appeal to 7th and 8th grade boys and not many others.
When I was younger, this was one of my favorite books, and one of the only ones I ever stopped to re-read. Years later, I just remembered it and have a sudden desire to go read it again and remember why I liked it so much. :)
wish the main character was challenged more
I revisted this Batchelder Award winner and discovered it was just as delightful as it was the first time I read it.
I have a soft spot for books originally written in German and translated into English. this was a cute story--on the young side of "young adult fiction."
Read as part my son's history lessons.