“You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it a shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath naught to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one, these pages are not for you.”—from the book
Here are the beloved adventures of the mischievous hero Robin Hood and his brave and merry band of outlaws, who forged a chivalrous code to protect the oppressed and despoil the oppressors by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Follow along as Robin makes his breathtaking escapes from his archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, while classic characters like Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, and Little John create one hilarious escapade after another. Pageantry, knights, and beautiful maidens of old abound in the episodes comprising this favorite story.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Unabridged, 1 MP3, 12 hrs 30 min|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Christopher Cazenove (1943–2010), one of England’s finest actors, starred on stage and television in the United States and Great Britain. His motion-picture credits include A Knight’s Tale, Eye of the Needle, Children of the Full Moon, and Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill. He played Ben Carrington on television’s Dynasty.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
WOW! Outstanding book I loved it! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the style of old English writing. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle is exactly what it sounds like it is the adventures the outlaw Robin Hood and his merry men. This is a fiction book that takes place in Sherwood Forest near Nottingham town. At first the writing style is hard is hard to read if one is not used to it but once you have a good grasp of the writers style you can read this book at pleasure with no frustration over what you are reading. This book takes place around the time of the crusades when the King of England (King Richard the Lion Heart) has left his country to fight in the war. Along with lead his men into battle. This book is also written so that the chapters of the book are stories that go in chronological order about his men or even about himself sometimes and how he tricked the “good” Sheriff of Nottingham who is trying to capture Robin out of revenge. However throughout the book even with the Sheriff there is the repeated theme of fellowship and friendship. The Sheriff seeks revenge over the death of kin and Robins men are willing to die for one another. There are some very touching moments in the book where you can truly understand the bonds between them. Robin Hood Is a fiction book about outlaws that live in a forest trying to find a way to live a better life without the oppression of the government. It is a collection of short stories that go in chronological order about how Robin gained his merry men. There are many funny parts like the shooting match that was a trap to capture Robin Hood set by the Sheriff but somehow he managed to fool him with a disguise and take the prize of a golden arrow which hung in there hideout ever sense. Then sending a shaft into his dining hall informing the Sheriff missed him again with a humorous note from Robin. The note read “Now Heaven bless thy Grace this day, Say all in sweet Sherwood, for thou didst give the prize away To merry Robin Hood”. Along with many touching parts in the book such as the end. This book was an amazing read I loved every moment of it and I suggest it to anyone who loves to read. The book does not leave any loose ends at the end of the book. This changed my view on friendship and showed me that at a point your friends become your family and they will always be there for you until the bitter end if that be the case. The book also addressed the topic of moral issues deciding what to do and even if the laws say its right is it really right? My opinions on this question have not changed but it has encouraged me to be a better person and help those who are in need. This is a stupendous book that I believe many will enjoy it is by far my favorite book.