Robin Hood

Robin Hood

by Jennifer Tanner
     
 

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Taking from the rich and giving to the poor, Robin Hood and loyal followers fight for the oppressed against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Written in graphic-novel format. These reader-favorite tiles are now updated for enhanced Common Core State Standards support, including discussion and writing prompts developed by a Common Core expert, an expanded introduction,… See more details below

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Taking from the rich and giving to the poor, Robin Hood and loyal followers fight for the oppressed against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Written in graphic-novel format. These reader-favorite tiles are now updated for enhanced Common Core State Standards support, including discussion and writing prompts developed by a Common Core expert, an expanded introduction, bolded glossary words and dynamic new covers.

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Children's Literature - Marie Morganelli
While walking through the forest, young Robin meets a group of outlaws and impresses them with his archery skills. Robin quickly realizes he can use his keen archery skills to make a difference in their lives. Robin quickly becomes an underground hero, stealing from the rich to to give to the poor. This classic tale of Robin Hood is told through the graphic novel format, which helps to freshen this oft-told story. Unfortunately, the addition of graphics seems to have replaced anything resembling back-story or exposition. There is no explanation as to why Robin’s name suddenly becomes Robin Hood, or how he became so proficient at archery in the first place. Despite these shortcomings, however, the book is a reasonable introduction to the graphic novel format, and the story remains, at its core, a good story overall, reinforcing for a new audience the triumph of good over evil and fairness over tyranny. Part of the “Graphic Revolve: Common Core Editions” series. Reviewer: Marie Morganelli, Ph.D.; Ages 9 to 12.
Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
Everyone likes to hear and read about a hero. We like to hear about good winning over evil and the poor being able to find a better life. Robin Hood and his Merry Men fight the injustices and come out on top. This book includes a beautiful maiden, adventures, and ordinary men who become heroes. These are all the ingredients for a good read. This book will appeal to both girls and boys and can provide interesting discussions about stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Included at the end of the book is further information about the author and illustrator, along with a glossary, more information about Robin Hood, a map, and interestingly a group of both discussion questions and writing prompts. I was amazed that the first known writing about Robin Hood was written around 1500. With the story lasting over centuries, what better proof is there that Robin Hood is truly still a favorite among readers. The full-color graphics make an enormous impact on the story. Vocabulary has been well-selected. This book is an excellent resource that could be used for writing a summary, a book report, or a source for research. This book is written in graphic form that has always been a favorite of mine. It opens the door to reading for ESL students and reluctant readers and provides high interest at a lower level. Young adults who want to read anything they can get their hands on will also enjoy the graphic format and fast paced text. I highly recommend this book that is part of the "Graphic Resolve" series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781496500076
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
Graphic Revolve: Common Core Editions Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
GN320L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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