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The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood
     

The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood

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by Howard Pyle
 

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IN MERRY ENGLAND in the time of old when good King Henry the Second ruled the land there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest near Nottingham Town a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood. No archer ever lived that could speed a gray goose shaft with such skill and cunning as his nor were there ever such yeomen as the sevenscore merry men that roamed with

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IN MERRY ENGLAND in the time of old when good King Henry the Second ruled the land there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest near Nottingham Town a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood. No archer ever lived that could speed a gray goose shaft with such skill and cunning as his nor were there ever such yeomen as the sevenscore merry men that roamed with him through the greenwood shades.

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Children's Literature - Sheryl O'Sullivan
A graphic novel adaptation of the original Robin Hood story, this book makes the exciting but difficult story accessible to struggling readers. With only 32 pages and only a handful of words on each page, the story relies almost completely on its comic book style illustrations to tell the story. The plot follows the original tale and includes six chapters with such titles as, "The Merry Men," "Maid Marian," and "The King Returns," but with such limited text, much of the intricacies of the original plot are necessarily left unexplored. The large framed cartoon illustrations will engage any reader who is drawn to the graphic novel style of book. The end of the book includes information about the original author and other references to his work. Information about the adapter, a glossary, and a listing of websites are also included. Other books in this series that may be of interest to reluctant readers include Moby Dick, Peter Pan, and White Fang. Reviewer: Sheryl O'Sullivan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434103468
Publisher:
The Editorium
Publication date:
04/27/2012
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Howard Pyle (1853-1911) was a celebrated artist, author, and teacher — and a primary figure in the history of children's literature. Not only did he guide and inspire such artistic talents as N. C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, and Jessie Willcox Smith, but he was also a master storyteller in his own right. "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Pepper & Salt, " and "The Wonder Clock" are among the many stories and folktales that he wrote and illustrated.

Simon Vance is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie(R) Award-winner, Vance was recently named "The Voice of Choice" by "Booklist" magazine.

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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (Illustrated + link to download FREE audiobook + Active TOC) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Yourdier_Aim More than 1 year ago
Recently I have read a book named "The Merrily Adventures of Robin Hood". This book' s genre is based on fair tale and a bit of adventure, I really enjoy this book because it includes funny words and weird outcomes of conflicts. For example when the sheriff of Nottingham sends people talented in capturing people, to capture Hood, but later the people sent become Robin' s friend and joins his merrily band. Robin was once a mere boy with great talent of shooting arrows. He was mocked by elders because he was boasting that he could shoot a deer from 50 yards off, so they made a bet of 50 pounds of silver. The people were shocked and one guy got mad because he was the one that made the bet so he shot a arrow and it wized past Robin' s head. This was the starting of the conflict between Robin and the sheriff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This a very good book, especially if one's interested in Robin Hood. Though I don't advise it for young readers. Yes, it's a great book but the old English at parts is hard to understand. Though don't be discouraged it is still a great book that will keep your attention all the way to the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the content of the book is exciting, especially for boys, the syntax of the book is overwhelmingly difficult, as it is presented in King James English. Even for an advanced 10-12 year old reader, this book would be difficult to digest. This book definitely is for older ages due to the laborious language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 12 and a girl, but Robin Hood has always intrigued me. In fact, I was inspired by him. This should be rated 5,000 stars. I would reccomend it.
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Monkey300 More than 1 year ago
i fell in love with this cover and loved that it was still the classic Howard Pyle story, only downer is that they didn't use Howard Pyle's art, but otherwise, great buy.
Mick596 More than 1 year ago
This book wasn't the best, but still quite good. Some parts i didn't understand. I wouldn't really recommend this to a friend, but then again, a good plot. Never the less, My highest score for this book is 4 stars. Also the book, is a bit long, and the reader might close the book as quick as a snap, but out of interest. Here's a start, i was sort of disappointed, when i started to read the book, I was interested. But eventually, I finished the book, and i noticed something. There was a recurring action; Robin Hood kept finding people for his party, ether he or one of his party members was captured, and he or one of his party members had to save them. But the good part of the book, there was always a plot twist. One part was when the sheriff almost succeed in taking robin hood to prison, and almost killing him, but in the parts where you least expect his party to save him. Or when someone new saves them. Even when something doesn't go as planned, or when someone from the party dies. Everything goes out of the order and surprises you. So, once again, this is a good book. But not recommended.
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AmandaMac More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Broken up into different stories of the famed Merry Men, I was drawn into each of the plots, and found that it was a very quick read. While some may get confused of the diffente plots jumpking back and forth, Pyle lables a heading for each of the different story lines, so the reader will know whom he's reading of. Very glad to have this book as a part of my permanet collection.
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Litgirl More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my son's home school reading class. He loves it. Even after seeing the many movies that have been made based on this story, there's nothing like reading the book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was clearly not wrote for 10 to 12 year olds but that doesn't defect the fact that the gun is really good. i recived it for a gift from a friend but i really didn't read to much but then i read this book during the summer and it was brilliant. it gave a lot of insight into the world of robin hood. recomended for any probably 15-16 and older
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood The fantasy book I chose to read for my book report is called The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood By: Howard Pyle. Robin Hood, a brave and intelligent outlaw, steals from the rich and aides the poor. Robin Hood becomes an outlaw because he killed one of the king¿s deer. A disguised Robin Hood invites rich people to have dinner with him. While his friends distract the person, Robin finds the rich person¿s purse, takes some money, and hides it in an old house they found. Whenever he sees someone who needs help, like a beggar, he gives some money away so they can feed themselves. This book is exciting because it has a lot of details. You can picture yourself being Robin Hood through out the entire book. You think about how he solves some of his problems and how you would solve them in a different way or the same way. It also has a lot of action and feeling. There is a fight going on every few minutes and the people Robin Hood was fighting have been sent by the sheriff. If they catch Robin Hood they get a reward of £ 200 (pounds) ($387.46 in U.S. dollars). The setting of the story is in the east midlands of England in a little town called Nottingham. Nottingham lies on the River Leen and its southern boundary follows the course of the River Trent. It also takes place in Sherwood Forest where Robin Hood lived with his band of about 150 outlaw friends. He lived under a tree called the ¿Major Oak¿ for about 43 years. They had no electricity, barely had enough food to eat, and archery was a popular sport. Howard Pyle makes Robin Hood sound like a real person. Robin acts like a real person by his good deeds, like helping people who don¿t have enough money to feed themselves. He also makes some mistakes like a real person would, like not doing something the way it should be done and then regretting it later. If you like the main character, then the book seems to turn out better. When they do something good, like winning an archery contest, you feel proud of that person. When they feel sad because one of their friends can¿t marry the princess that he loves, then you can feel their sorrow. Robin Hood steals from the rich so he has money to feed himself. He and his outlaw friends have clever ways to get something they really want, like disguising themselves as beggars so they can get some money. The sheriff has some plans to catch Robin. But will he ever bring Robin to justice?!