Robin Hood

Robin Hood

by Margaret Early
Hardcover, 32 pages
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Fourteen two-page spreads, each with a short vignette of a famous tale and a meticulously detailed painting with beautiful, colorful borders bring to life the life and legend of the great English folkhero Robin Hood, Maid Marian, the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, and Robin's fellow outlaws, Little John, Friar Tuck, and Alan a'Dale.

The fourteen stories:

  1. How Robin Hood Became an Outlaw
  2. Robin Hood Meets Little John
  3. Friar Tuck Joins the Outlaws
  4. Christmas at Gamwell Hall
  5. Sir Richard of the Lea
  6. The Abbot of St. Mary's
  7. Marian Meets Robin in the Forest
  8. Alan a'Dale
  9. The Two Monks
  10. Sir Richard Repays His Debt
  11. The Silver Arrow
  12. The Escape from Nottingham
  13. The Stranger in the Forest
  14. The Death of Robin Hood

The heroic tale of Robin Hood, the greatest archer of them all, and his band of "merry men" who lived long ago in England's Sherwood Forest, has been romanticized in ballads, plays, folk tales and films. This new version captures all the charm of this timeless story in the text and in magnificent illustrations that perfectly evoke its medieval origins.

Formerly a nobleman, Robin Hood became an outlaw after he was disinherited by the greedy Prince John, who ruled England while his brother, King Richard the Lionheart, was far away on a crusade. Robin and his compatriots-Little John, Friar Tuck, Alan a'Dale and, of course, Maid Marian - were honest people who chose to fight for freedom rather than bow to the tyranny of Prince John and his henchmen. Robin's code was simple: take only from the rich, to give to the poor.

Margaret Early, who won international acclaim with her previous books, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, William Tell, and Sleeping Beauty, has created magnificent paintings and exquisite decorated borders, enhanced with gold, for this splendid Robin Hood. Her outstanding new edition of this beloved story will surely be treasured by a new generation of readers.

from the dust jacket

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