El Cid (Oxford Classic Tales)

El Cid Oxford Classic Tales El Cid is the best soldier in Castile When he is unfairly banished from court the Spanish hero sets off on a campaign against the Moorish invaders of Southern Spain to win back favour After many batt

  • Title: El Cid (Oxford Classic Tales)
  • Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Rosamund Fowler
  • ISBN: 9780192741967
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • El Cid is the best soldier in Castile When he is unfairly banished from court, the Spanish hero sets off on a campaign against the Moorish invaders of Southern Spain to win back favour After many battles and conquests, El Cid is forgiven But he comes home to face one last terrible battle and, ultimately, his death.

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    About “Geraldine McCaughrean Rosamund Fowler

    • Geraldine McCaughrean Rosamund Fowler

      Geraldine McCaughrean was born in 1951 and brought up in North London She studied at Christ Church College of Education, Canterbury and worked in a London publishing house for 10 years before becoming a full time writer in 1988 She has written over 120 books, 50 short plays for schools, and a radio play.Her adult novels include Fires Astonishment 1990 and The Ideal Wife 1997 , but she is best known for her children s books She writes for children of all ages, from first readers, picture books, and younger children s books, to children s novels, which include A Little Lower than the Angels 1987 , Gold Dust 1993 and Not the End of the World 2004 , each of which have won the Whitbread Children s Book Award, making her the only writer to have won this award three times.Geraldine McCaughrean has also written several collections of stories, including bible stories and fairy tales She specialises in the retelling of classic tales such as The Canterbury Tales 1984 , The Odyssey 1993 , Moby Dick 1996 and El Cid 1989 and of myths and legends from around the world These books include The Orchard Book of Greek Myths 1992 and The Orchard Book of Roman Myths 1999.Geraldine McCaughrean lives in Berkshire Her book, Not the End of the World, is currently being adapted for the stage White Darkness 2005 , was shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Children s Book Award In 2005, she was chosen to write the official sequel to J M Barrie s Peter Pan Peter Pan in Scarlet was published in 2006.

    549 thoughts on “El Cid (Oxford Classic Tales)

    • I was so thrilled to find this at the library yesterday. I had gone in to help Sebastian find some summer reading books, and when I spotted the spine of this one, I grabbed it. When I went to my favorite librarian to check it out, she said, "Oh, it's been deleted." "Does that mean I can buy it?" I asked, heart-in-mouth. "It means you can have it --- here you go!"Since it's out of print, I was so thrilled I nearly danced home.Geraldine McCaughrean is a phenomenal writer of books for children of a [...]


    • THE MEETING OF THE FOUR WORLDS THAT GAVE BIRTH TO THE TWO WORLDS THAT BECAME OUR WORLD---EL CID---THE EPIC SAGA OF THE IDEAL NOBLE LORD IN THE CROSS-CULTURAL WORLD OF THE 12TH CENTURY IBERIAN PENINSULA----FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA —-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEFThe "Cantar de Mio Cid" or "The Poem of El Cid" is the national epic of Spain and a portrait of its noble hero, Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, known the world over simply as "El Cid," a [...]


    • The younger two children and I enjoyed this introduction to a Spanish classic. I hope someday to read the full story.


    • The storys structure was like a typical history of a heroic figure.Where the protagonist supposed to fight all the villains and he should be praise by the people.Anyhow, Count Gormaz accusation of treason to Rodrigo brought a little depth to the story.Same as the death of King Ferdinand.That rooted for his childs desire to get his abandoned throne.Apparently it resulted to his son Prince Sancho assasination.Some cantos of the story was a bit simple.Though, it involves betrayals,lies and vengeanc [...]


    • We read this young reader's version of El Cid to complement our middle ages history lesson about The Moors in Spain and really enjoyed it. It was well-written and sprinkled with lots of humor. McCaughrean has a knack for retelling classic stories for children. We also really enjoyed her retold young reader versions of The Canterbury Tales and One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.


    • I read this book for my History of Spain class, and don't remember all the details. (Sorry, Professor Brown!) I do, however, remember that it was a pretty typical medieval heroic poem; but very, very revealing of certain cultural norms, including bigotry and violence and revenge. I enjoyed it, and should probably read it again.


    • the copy of The ballad of El Cid i have lying around somewhere had a far less gay cover, but hell if im going to look for it. Lots of violence, lots of looting, good read


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