Author: Cynthia Voight
Review by: Unknown
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Jackeroo was a wonderful story about a strange, and unexpected sort of Robin Hood. A common girl is taught the forbidden art of reading by a Lord's son as she teaches him the art of defending himself. It is not long after that, she finds a suit of the legendary outlaw Jackeroo. She was astounded, it couldn't be possible; but no, the suit truely seemed to fit the tales.
She had never believed the tales were more than that, tales, but seeing this suit makes her think, and she decides to pretend to be the outlaw for a day, to aquire help for a elderly couple, and a young just orphaned baby.
Her simple pretense takes a dangerous turn though, when she attempts to help a highwayman. In discovering who the highwayman is, she learns something she never expected about the legend of Jackeroo. Of course, all things turn out for the best, and she eventually goes off to marry her best friend, and live by the woods as an inn-keeper.
Written by Cynthia Voigt this story is charming enough to enwrap the reader, and cunning enough so as to believable. I loved the story so much, I truely hated it when it was over, and wish there was more to it.