Robin's Country

Robin's Country

by Monica Furlong
     
 

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In this gripping retelling of the Robin Hood legend, a mute boy escapes his cruel master and begins a journey of self-discovery when he stumbles into the hideaway of Robin Hood. 144 pp. Ages 10-13. Pub: 4/98. See more details below

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In this gripping retelling of the Robin Hood legend, a mute boy escapes his cruel master and begins a journey of self-discovery when he stumbles into the hideaway of Robin Hood. 144 pp. Ages 10-13. Pub: 4/98.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A temporarily mute, amnesiac orphan boy finds himself among Robin Hood and his merry men in Sherwood Forest. Ages 10-13. (Apr.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Dummy, a mute orphan with only hazy memories of his past, serves a cruel master. After a particularly vicious beating, he gathers the courage to run away-no small feat in his weak, near-starved state. Forced to enter the dreaded Sherwood Forest to elude the men who pursue him, he literally falls into Robin Hood's secret lair. There he is treated kindly and nursed back to health, though Marian regards him with suspicion, thinking he may be a spy. He soon comes to love his new life-he makes friends, becomes Robin's favored companion, learns the art of archery, gains Marian's trust and respect at last, and rediscovers his voice and his identity. Furlong's prose beautifully and magically evokes the medieval forest setting, and the many characters come to life quite vividly. The story line is rather predictable, but there is sufficient tension and excitement in the plot to inspire readers with a budding interest in British Isles legends and folklore to explore the genre further.-Vanessa Elder, School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679890997
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/23/1997
Pages:
139
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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