The Adventures of Robin Hood

Well, I know it’s been way too long since I last wrote a post, but I’m back and ready for action. Some years ago, I went through a  bit of a Robin Hood phase. I watched the Errol Flynn movie, I read any book that had to do with him, I even grabbed two sticks from the front yard and pretended they were a bow and arrow. I might have made anyone walking by a little nervous. But anyway, this is one of the first books about Robin I read. The Adventures of Robin Hood, by Roger Lancelyn Green. This book covers in detail the noble and eventful life of Robert of Locksley, who, when England was placed under the tyranny of Prince John in the absence of his brother, stepped up and became an outlaw going by the name of Robin Hood. The now-famous name of the man that collected a band of men willing to fight John and “rob from the rich to feed the poor”. I will note that this is not a book for young children, in other words, it’s not the Disney version. You know what I mean, there was bloodshed. Still, it is not a book to be missed. It’s a great account of Robin Hood’s adventure’s and will please any boy or girl. It may get little confusing, what with the speech of the era, but it is an engaging book, with gorgeous illustrations that only make it better. It does Robin justice, from his beginning to his end. Go check it out!

July 24, 2011: 3 posts to go!


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