Forget what you think you know. Cedric, the Lord's real name, may be kind, affectionate and passionately good-hearted and gentle, but he is also smart, observant, direct, and totally shaped by the manly virtues and graces we all admire. If there were a cool kids table in the world of Victorian fiction, Lord Fauntleroy would lead the gang by his sterling example and distinguished bearing. Indeed, in her forward to Simon and Schuster's edition of this book, Polly Horvath described Lord Fauntleroy as being so popular that he was effectively the Harry Potter of his era.
How cool is that?
So, even though this was written in , and even though it is a bit stiff and prim in places, the tale of Little Lord Fauntleroy is fun, instructive and engaging. Cedric is a fascinating and appealing companion. There is no melodrama but there is much to engage the eye and ear and there is much that would amuse and entertain an adventurous but calm young reader. This kid has class and style and heart; he should not be forgotten or misremembered, and you will be pleasantly surprised and rewarded if you give this book a try. Please note that I found this book while browsing Amazon Kindle freebies, and it read just fine on a Kindle Touch.
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My children and I were inspired to read this book when reading Helen Keller's 'The Story of My Life', because it was one of her favorite books, and the first book she read from start to finish. Somehow I never read it in my childhood, which is a shame - I would have loved it. I read it aloud with my children, and we all enjoyed it immensely. My 10 year old son said it was his favorite book, and we were all anxious to find out how it ended, and couldn't stop reading.
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I love sharing stories with my children that teach the value of virtue and goodness, with an added benefit of history and culture. This book is compelling and sweet and funny and interesting, with fun and interesting characters who inspire goodness. It's a new family favorite. Not one of her better books. I read from beginning to end waiting for the action to start but it never did.
Feels like a book that is always on the verge of launching into an extraordinary story but never does. The duke-grandfather character is hard to believe. Sociopaths don't suddenly get nicer because they are inspired by a kind person grandchild or not. The mother and little Lord Fauntleroy are described as kind but you never really get to know them as real people because real people are not perfectly flawless.
I found the grandfather to be the most likeable and easy to relate to. He seems to be the most human. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. We first "read" this as an audio book a few months ago and loved it so so very much for the classic it is, one of the sweetest books ever written.
I will not review the book here other than to say if you are looking for the sweetest, most delightful ever family read-aloud this might be it. I researched many of the versions available and finally settled on this copy with the original illustrations so that my children could see the "original" illustrator's ideas of what Ceddy, dearest and his grandfather, the great dog and the horses might look like.
I am glad I did - the color plates there seem to be about ten and the pen and ink illustrations many are just lovely and I like that they not how a modern illustrator might depict them. That being said, it was published in and I'm not quite sure at this point I would quite hand it over to my 5 and 7 year old without mommy supervision. Like many older books, I will note that the font is nice and large enough for children and the spacing is nice and spread out for children to easily read.
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New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, Brookline Village Books Professional seller. Very Good in boards. Owner name, hinge starting. Chapter 1 Professional seller. Frederick Warne and Co. A charming, sweet book in general fair condition. The cloth cover is shabbily elegant. It was not long enough when Cedric and his mother learn that he has a grandfather in England who is an earl, and that he must go to live there, and learn the ropes of being the future earl.
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His title becomes the "Little Lord Fauntleroy. His grandfather gives him anything he wants, but Cedric uses it for the good of others. Read more Read less. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
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Product details File Size: December 19, Sold by: Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This book was not what I had expected. I have always heard people called "Little Lord Fauntleroy" like "being born with a silver spoon in your mouth. The story is about a boy who was raised without money by his mother, only to learn that his father was the third son of an English lord.
When the deceased father's two brothers die, the boy is left to inherit the wealth and title of his grandfather. The Grandfather is a mean and selfish man, but the boy is so sweet that he always sees the best in everyone. He believes his grandfather is wise and generous, and his faith makes the fact. The grandfather so loves the boy that he wants to be, and eventually becomes, a better man.
Its a great lesson and it's beautifully written. Oddly, my copy of the book came with a disclaimer by the publisher that said 'racial attitudes have changed since the book was written, so take it in context. I don't know if the publisher has read the book, but the disclaimer is completely erroneous; please disregard. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. An absolute delight to read and I so wish I could have remained near Little Lord Fauntleroy as his friends, family, and neighbors were able to.
One person found this helpful. What a great story! My 10 year old son and I read this out loud together and we both enjoyed the story my other three children would listen sometimes too.