Read Kapitein Mitnagt, struikrover by Randolph Stow Alexandra Terlouw-van Hulst Robert Nix Online


Dat een Siamese kat ineens tegen je begint te praten is één ding, dat het dier je voorstelt een struikroversbende op te richten, is helemaal het toppunt. Maar Mitnagt, zeventien jaar oud en moederziel alleen in de Australische wildernis van honderd jaar geleden, gaat erop in. Dank zij Khat wordt hij de beroemdste struikrover van heel Australië. Je kunt erom lachen, je kuntDat een Siamese kat ineens tegen je begint te praten is één ding, dat het dier je voorstelt een struikroversbende op te richten, is helemaal het toppunt. Maar Mitnagt, zeventien jaar oud en moederziel alleen in de Australische wildernis van honderd jaar geleden, gaat erop in. Dank zij Khat wordt hij de beroemdste struikrover van heel Australië. Je kunt erom lachen, je kunt erom huilen, of allebei. Want dit is humor van een heel speciale soort.Voor jongens en meisjes van 9-12....

Title : Kapitein Mitnagt, struikrover
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ISBN : 9026910096
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 120 Pages
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Kapitein Mitnagt, struikrover Reviews

  • Paula Vince
    2019-03-07 15:55

    I loved this book when I was 11 years old, and now that I'm a homeschooling parent, I love it as much for different reasons.Captain Midnite is a bushranger who has the country's collective heart gripped in terror. Even Queen Victoria is troubled by his frightening reputation. Nobody knows that he is really a 17-year-old with a handful of pet animal confederates, and that he isn't very bright and pretty plain looking (although he can appear almost handsome if he scrubs up).Another memorable character is Trooper O'Grady, the cop who young Midnite thinks the nicest fellow one could ever meet, who conceals a shady side. Khat, Midnite's fierce Siamese sidekick, is great. Then there is the beautiful, romantically inclined Miss Laura Wellborn, whose greatest desire is to glimpse Captain Midnite's face. The problem is, she doesn't expect a straggly youth.When I was young, I lapped up the story while the hilarious subtleties, innuendoes, historical references, ironies and Midnite's funny naivety soared right over my head. That's what makes this such a brilliant choice for adults as well as kids. It's not the usual bedtime story that you yawn your way through to keep your children happy. And it sparks interesting conversations and a curiosity about the colonial era in a really positive way.Overall, you can't help wishing well for the young man who thinks the best of people and takes everything that comes his way at face value.

  • Stephen Dedman
    2019-03-24 15:02

    I haven't read this in years - possibly decades - because I read it so often as a boy that I can still recite large chunks of it. It has a special place in my heart, because it was the first book I read that was by a living Western Australian author, obviously set in Western Australia, and immensely enjoyable (the fact that the hero is a wise English-speaking Siamese cat may have helped). Before that, I hadn't realized such a thing was possible (the book, not the cat), and I might never have become a writer had it not been for this still-hilarious short novel.

  • scarlettraces
    2019-03-24 07:56

    Super cute.And now I also know from the dedication that the original Captain Starlight (or one of them) was a public servant in later life, which delights me.

  • Steve Groves
    2019-02-28 07:58

    Read this when I was about 10 years old and enjoyed it greatly. Found a copy recently and read it to my 8 yr old who found it a hoot. We shall have to pay a visit to Fremantle prison to see the 'special' cell that was built to hold his real life counterpart, Mooondyne Joe in.

  • Alison
    2019-02-25 11:59

    Re-reading this after many years, it is both of its time and yet startlingly modern: Stow manages a nuanced view of police, law, theft, monarchy and authority all within hilariously simplified/overblown humour. The portrait Aboriginal people (who are treated as mysterious shadowy forces rather than actual people, separate to white society - unknowable is certainly better than stereotypical, but it still depersonalises them in some chapters), and women (who are mostly capricious and silly - although Mrs Chifley, a key exception, is one of the great characters of Australian fiction) doesn't necessarily survive as brilliantly, but inevertheless, this is a wonderfully Australian tale which both celebrates and subverts our key myths.

  • Laura
    2019-02-24 12:10

    This tale of the not very handsome, not very clever bush ranger is one of my favourite books ever. Sort of my 'feel better/get happy' read. I'm not sure what it is that so attracts me to this book. Possibly the australian backdrop, the humour, the unorthodox 'friendship' between Midnite and Trooper O'Grady - who just keeps catching him and sticking him back into jail no matter how many times he escapes. Possibly it is the rags to riches theme, or the hilarious cast of animals or maybe it is that the heroine shares my name - that's a big thing for a nine year old kid, as I was when I first read this. Most likely it is a mix of all these things and more that causes me to declare undying love for this novel.

  • Ben Thurley
    2019-03-04 16:01

    This is a very enjoyable children's romp, and another to add to my collection of books-I-have-read-to-boys-at-bedtime-and-which-they-enjoyed-quite-a-lot. For obvious reasons I haven't set that category up as a Goodreads shelf.The story of not-very-bright and almost-handsome West Australian bushranger, Captain Midnite, and his gang of animal companions – led by the fiendishly clever and fierce Khat, a Siamese cat of royal descent, is a lot of fun. Midnite's friendship and rivalry with the kleptomaniacal Trooper O'Grady, his run-ins with authority (all the way up to Queen Victoria) and romance with the lovely Miss Laura Wellborn are neatly and humorously developed.

  • Booklovinglady
    2019-03-01 12:11

    I couldn't get hold of an English edition so I read a Dutch translation instead. What a marvellous book! A wonderful and lovely story, written with so much humour. I really, really enjoyed it and wish I had known about it when I was a kid, because I'm sure I would have loved it then just as much as I loved it now.See message 32 of the Netherlands & Flanders group Spring Challenge 2014for a review in Dutch.

  • Jack
    2019-03-20 14:43

    Writers for adults should take heed at how charmingly didactic, captivating a portrait of Australian cultural values, this book for children manages to convey in just a handful of pages. Being a bit of an American tourist down here, this caricature of Australian character is an old shoe that's still comfortable in many respects.

  • Mia
    2019-03-18 14:55

    3.5 Read this for class as a study on children's literature. Very fun and whimsical, though I wonder if it would have been published if it was written today (not because of the quality, but because of it's references to alcohol, glorification of crime, and some of the attitudes that could potentially be considered mildly racist or sexist).

  • Denise Rawling
    2019-02-26 14:53

    i love this book and it is still fresh after all this time. so Australian in flavour, it is quirky and humourous, warm hearted and rather subversive. A colourful collection of characters including bushrangers, Queen Victoria and a very superior siamese cat keep the story whipping along.

  • Book Bazaar
    2019-02-21 08:07

    A classic Australian tale, Midnite is a humorous tale of a young man who becomes the most famous of bushrangers. Our Junior Book Club gave it 8.5/10/8.5/8/9.5/7/7/6/7.5/9/9

  • bluetyson
    2019-03-12 11:12


  • Anne
    2019-03-19 10:05

    Humorous and lovely Australian children's book. Trooper O'Grady must be the most annoying person ever though!

  • Daniel Skrzynski
    2019-03-21 12:43

    Very fun and entertaining book. It also had some good messages.

  • John.brown
    2019-02-21 15:56

    is so good i loved it

  • Tim Chappell
    2019-03-19 10:07

    read it when I was a kid. just read it again, and it's just as good as I remembered

  • Naomi
    2019-03-05 10:01

    Can't wait for my boys to be old enough to read this!