The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood

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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.

Recounts the legend of Robin Hood, who plundered the king's purse ...

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Overview

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.

Recounts the legend of Robin Hood, who plundered the king's purse and poached his deer and whose generosity endeared him to the poor.

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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770459540
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 3/7/2010
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.21 (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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Table of Contents

Preface: From the Author to the Reader 3
Prologue 5
Part 15
1 Robin Hood and the Tinker 19
2 The Shooting-Match at Nottingham Town 31
3 Will Stutely Rescued by His Good Companions 42
Part 253
1 Robin Hood Turns Butcher 55
2 Little John Goes to the Fair at Nottingham Town 67
3 How Little John Lived at the Sheriff's House 74
Part 387
1 Little John and the Tanner of Blyth 89
2 Robin Hood and Will Scarlet 99
3 The Merry Adventure with Midge the Miller 109
Part 4125
1 Robin Hood and Allan a Dale 127
2 Robin Seeketh the Curtal Friar of the Fountain 142
3 Robin Hood Compasseth the Marriage of Two True Lovers 158
Part 5171
1 Robin Hood Aideth a Sorrowful Knight 173
2 How Sir Richard of the Lea Paid His Debts to Emmet 189
Part 6205
1 Little John Turns Barefoot Friar 207
2 Robin Hood Turns Beggar 222
Part 7241
1 Robin and Three of His Merry Men Shoot Before Queen Eleanor in Finsbury Fields 243
2 The Chase of Robin Hood 262
Part 8281
1 Robin Hood and Guy of Gisbourne 283
2 King Richard Cometh to Sherwood Forest 300
Epilogue 319
Questions, Questions, Questions 329
About the Author 333
About the Illustrator 335
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  • Posted March 26, 2009

    Robin Hood

    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.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2008

    Started my novel reading hunger

    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

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2008

    A reviewer

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2006

    Too difficult for 10-12 year olds

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    Great Classic

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2007

    Why I Enjoyed This Book

    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?!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Robin Hood

    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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    Posted December 7, 2013

    Sparring

    Sparring area

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Fabtasy

    This book change my life

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Sorry

    Sorry about my last comment i was in a mood read the first sentence and went off. Then i went back and actually read it.......

    Oops sorry.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2008

    Robin Hood

    I wonderful thriller that that will keep tou on the edge of your seat!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2006

    Recommended

    This is a realy good book. some of the words where hard to understand, but if you ever heard of robin hood and friends then you should pick up this book.

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