The legend of Robin Hood travels back, back, back in time to a tale written in 1450. In 1883 Howard Pyle brought together many of the old tales in his book, THE MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD OF GREAT RENOWN IN NOTTHINGHAMSHIRE.
This tale, now retold by Robert D. San Souci, was once a song, "Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow." It recounts the adventure of Robin Hood and his band of merry men as they go up against the trickery of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin and his men steal from the rich and give to the poor outwitting the Sheriff and his gang time and time again.
This time the Sheriff thought he was laying a trap to catch Robin Hood by hosting an archery contest with a golden arrow as the prize. Robin Hood cannot resist competing in the contest.
Images of Errol Flynn may run through your mind. The gorgeously drawn and dazzlingly lifelike characters of E.B. Lewis draw you back to the olden days of Merry Olde England. This is a beautifully illustrated celebration of a heroic legend.
978-0439625388 32 pages Ages 6-10 Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com