Ichabod Crane - Wikipedia
Ichabod Crane. Unfortunately history will get it wrong, for I am Ichabod Crane. Thankfully, I look nothing like the deranged soul that will bear my name. While roaming the countryside, he discovers a reclusive escaped servant girl. She is hiding her looks behind dirt and rags. The strong, but mild mannered Stevens decides to investigate the town with a new identity, Ichabod Crane, schoolmaster.
Brom Bones and the local farmers bully him as a sissy, but Katrina, the town beauty, starts to see through his charade.
Fifteen year old Phoebe and her best friend Ingrid develop a fascination with Stevens. Seen through the eyes of school girls with crushes, they secretly watch him and discover a new kind of hero.
On Halloween he discovers the town secret and meets seven headless ghosts as he rides into legend on the Hessian Bridge. It never occurred to me that it was sending a message—a person who thinks too much is suspicious and subject to ridicule. I decided to write a new version, one in which a seemingly weak schoolmaster becomes a different kind of hero. About the author; A. His mission: to quietly enter small towns and see what remains of our justice system. He meets a runaway bond-servant who is disguising her looks behind dirt and rags.
He arrives at the town with a new identity, Ichabod Crane, schoolmaster. They say a community can be judged by how it treats its weakest members. I would become the Judas goat. Recalling the events I witnessed, I should have been less cavalier. Blacksmith Brom Bones and the local farmers bully Ichabod as a weakling, but Katrina, the town beauty, starts to see through his charade. Fifteen year old Phoebe and her best friend Ingrid develop a fascination with their teacher.
Seen through the eyes of school girls with crushes, they secretly watch him and discover a very different kind of hero indeed. On Halloween night, the not so timid Ichabod discovers the town secret and rides into legend on the Hessian Bridge. It never occurred to me that it was sending a message—a person who thinks too much is suspicious and subject to ridicule. I decided to write a new version, one in which a seemingly weak schoolmaster has a few surprises in store. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , Second Revised Edition , pages.
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 15, A. With this retelling of an American folk tale, the characters and story take on a different twist. It is a twist that might have been an improvement on who we are now as American's. Van Kraft I did something I'd promised myself never to do again, which was read a book with absolutely no reviews yet.
Yet it sounded so interesting, I took a chance, and while I'm not exactly sorry, I feel it was just too I've got no complaints about grammar and spelling--in that respect it was almost flawless--but character-wise and action-wise, I felt it had been pared down to the bone. This is an intriguing idea, but needs to be, dare I say, fleshed out more? More depth to characters, more details of the action?
For example, take the love scene between our hero and his lady love. First of all, so little was said about our hero's feelings, I wasn't altogether sure exactly which lady he'd lost his heart to, and secondly, the paragraph was soooo brief and succinct: "Their clothes fell away, as did their shyness I'm all for leaving some things to the imagination, but my imagination was wondering what the hell had just happened?
If you are going to write a love scene, then write one. This was like eating dry toast. This is a cool story and a very interesting take on Ichabod Crane, but I just need more meat on my bones. View 1 comment. Got this free from Amazon, and while the freebie books can be hit-or-miss, this one was really entertaining, right up to the third act. Written in multiple perspectives - which is something I enjoy when it's coherent - it tells the "real" story of Ichabod Crane.
When he arrives incognito to report on the ci Got this free from Amazon, and while the freebie books can be hit-or-miss, this one was really entertaining, right up to the third act. When he arrives incognito to report on the citizens of Sleepy Hollow, he finds much more - and worse - than he bargained for. I liked the re-imagining, right up to the end, which was sordid, and filled with unanswered questions. The author's note at the end explains what the intent was, but I felt it still needed more explanation.
I read the book for the Fantasy Books in 10 Years challenge. It also counts toward my Things in Days.
View all 3 comments. I love the story of Sleepy Hollow; it has always fascinated me. The concept behind this story is a good one, and the story isn't bad, but I'm not sure about the writing.
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Above and beyond the few errors and typos, my biggest problem is the jumbled, broken-up nature of the narrative. It's hard to gain any momentum, as the story is constantly shifting points of view. Had potential but needed a good editor. Felt like each part was jotted down as it popped into the author's head, then the finished manuscript was dropped on the way to be printed, scooped up and printed without anyone doing a final read though.
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