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The Adventures of Robin Hood
     

The Adventures of Robin Hood

by Marcia Williams
 

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There's no greater hero in all literature than Robin Hood, the brave and just outlaw of Sherwood Forest. Told in lively comic-strip style, this book relates eleven action-packed and easy-to-read tales about Robin and his merry band.

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There's no greater hero in all literature than Robin Hood, the brave and just outlaw of Sherwood Forest. Told in lively comic-strip style, this book relates eleven action-packed and easy-to-read tales about Robin and his merry band.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Don Quixote, Sinbad the Sailor and Joseph (with his coat of many colors) have all been give in exuberant new incarnations at the hands of the talented Williams, who here makes Robin Hood and his band merry indeed as she translates their feats into comic-strip-style art. Robin Hood's charisma and his colleagues' diverse personalities provide rich raw material for Williams's witty narrative and pun-filled asides, resulting in what may well be her most child-appreciated work yet. Her snappy text and characteristic, riotously detailed panel art recount a host of well-loved adventures, among them how the homeless, hapless Robin of Locksley comes to vow to help the poor under the nickname of Robin Hood; how Marian and Friar Tuck join the spirited outlaws; and how Robin, disguised as a beggar, tricks the Sheriff of Nottingham to win the Golden Arrow as the finest archer in England. Though not as vibrantly colored as in her previous volumes, Williams's inventively bordered art emphasizes the more subdued, earthy tones of the legendary Sherwood Forest-punctuated, of course, by Robin Hood's trademark Lincoln green. Ages 5-up. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Mary Clayton Rowen
Williams presents a comic strip-style retelling of the adventures of this legendary figure and his cohorts. Humor is added through the use of asides. The reader can simultaneously enjoy the story and the humor. Purists may not approve, but those familiar with the tale will probably enjoy this version as will kids who enjoy reading comic books.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Williams has retold Robin Hood's adventures in a comic-strip format. Basic plot elements are consistent with the well-known versions of the tales. There are up to two-dozen panels per double-page spread; each one has a line or two of text below it along with humorous asides and dialogue written within the framed pictures. This makes the reading choppy and abrupt, and gives the impression that the text was written to go with the pictures instead of the other way around. The print is quite small and the vocabulary is challenging. Williams's line and watercolor cartoons are done mostly in yellows and greens and are bright, busy, and colorful. They include some gross details for kids who look for that sort of thing. There are many better versions of Robin Hood available.-JoAnn Rees, Sunnyvale Public Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763602758
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/04/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.96(w) x 12.44(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

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