[Goody Hall] E–pub ✓ Natalie Babbitt
Nicely written update of the trials of Hercules even though he doesn t feel he lives up to his name And the Goody family missing dad roud mom almost neglected boy living in a beautiful house The mom says We built this house to match all our dreams dreams for ourselves and you having come into wealth from oor backgrounds When the boy
doesn t appreciate it she adds I ve given up everything for this Oddly enough money and beautiful things t appreciate it she adds I ve given up everything for this Oddly enough money and beautiful things t buybring happiness A uick easy read and a cute story The lot was interesting and I didn t want to Stud in the Stacks put the book down but it wasn t too deep orhilosophical like Tuck Everlasting Check it out Hercules Feltwright was an actor but decided to leave his acting troupe in exchange for the career of a tutor And a tutor is needed at Goody Hall where he is headed There he begins to tutor Willet Goody who is the only child of the widow Mrs Goody Willet s father is supposed to be dead but he doesn t believe that is so Soon he involves Hercules and together they search for the truth Willet s fatherThis book was a little slow to start *But It Turns Out *it turns out be My died a while back So I couldn t buy into the idealistic ending to this book no one willingly gives up that kind of wealth However what with all the subtly funny jokes the lovely illustrations and the interesting secondary characters it s impossible not to enjoy this little story I think younger children would love it and I would definitely recommend it for arents who read out loud to their kids This has to be set in a rural area somewhere in England although a lace is never specified Introduces kids to the mythological Hercules which is the tutor s name When. An out of work actor Hercules Feltwright stumbles into a job tutoring Willet Goody the only child of a widow living in Hercules Feltwright comes to Goody Hall to tutor Willet Goody he learns of some
Mysterious Events That Happened Five events that happened five before Mott Snave stole jewels and a Cerberus statue from the church bishop and John Constant a local farmer rode off to catch him Neither man was ever seen again During this time Willet s father Midas Goody died when he fell from his horse Willet tells Hercules that he doesn t believe that his father is dead because he heard something clank inside the coffin as it was carried to the tomb Hercules and Willet set out to solve the mystery First Willet finds jewels hidden in his mother s stool Then Hercules attends a seance and is told that Midas Goody isn t on the other side Dressed as Mott Snave Hercules goes to the Goody tomb opens the coffin and finds the Cerberus statue inside That night on the way back to Goody Hall he meets the real Mott Snave If Midas Goody and Mott Snave are not dead where is John Constant What is the connection between these men and the Cerberus statue I found this book to be tremendously clever when I read it as a child I articularly liked the arallels between the life stories of itinerant hat makeractortutor *Hercules Feltwright And His *Feltwright and his namesake For this reason I chose to read it aloud to my son immediately after finishing D Aulaires Book of Greek Myths to rove to him that knowing mythology would enrich his life by opening his eyes to allusions just like I said it would darn it Unfortunately Goody Hall just wasn t as intricate as I d recalled in my fond memory each and every one of Hercules twelve labors had a slightly silly counterpart in this book but actually only a scant four or five were referen. Large lonely house Willet uickly involves his tutor in the search to discover the truth surrounding his father The myster.
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Ced The main thread of the story which I d largely forgotten didn t hold my interest enough to make up for this disenchantment This was an okay book I guess There wasn t much to it in my opinion It was an enjoyable read but wasn t that
greatly interesting the main character is hercules feltwrightinteresting The main character is Hercules Feltwright is a actor who left the stage so to say He accidentally ends up tutoring the young rich boy Willet Goody He finds out that Willet doesn t believe the stories of his fathers death and is dragged into the mess of the Goody familyHercules knows the stories of Mott Snave and finds that it might have something to do with Midas Goody who is Willet s father Hercules goes and *looks into Midas s grave and finds that there is a *into Midas s grave and finds that there is a of Cerberus inside to make it feel heavy When Hercules and Willet confront Mrs Goody she confesses why she goes to the city every few days without doing anything After a while Mr Goody comes back and the entire story is told After that Mrs and Mr Goody go of with Willet to a nice farm area and yeah the story retty much just ends there Another gem from Natalie Babbitt This one is story retty much just ends there Another gem from Natalie Babbitt This one is an actor turned teacher he liked Crisis of the Strauss Divided playing the role named Hercules Feltwright who lands his first job tutoring Willet Goody in his impressive but lonely family home Hercules misuotations of Shakespeare and herculeanun intended feats are most enjoyable and Willet s longing for the father he doesn t believe is dead is most touching This is literal cloak and dagger stuff Adult readers will see what s coming up next but it s a good read for boys who like bandits and hidden treasures Basically a long short story Glad I read it as the characters were an interesting lo. Y unfolds with the discovery of hidden treasure a gypsy seance and the frightening exploration of the tomb of Midas Goody.