Robin Hood

Calcutt, David, 1950-

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Robin Hood
Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fighting tyranny. Features excerpts from the medieval ballads on which the legend is based.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Barefoot Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781846863578
Branch Call Number: J 398.2 C
Characteristics: 112 p. : col. ill ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Baker-Smith, Grahame Illustrator


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A new and dramatic account of the legendary exploits of Robin, Maid Marian, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and other favorite characters, based on historical sources.

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Sep 13, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If it’s any additional incentive, it can’t hurt matters any that the World Wide Robin Hood Society placed their own seal of approval on this book saying, “A twenty-first-century classic where author and artist have woven their individual magic to breathe new life into the popular story of the world’s most famous outlaw.” Interestingly, though the king is mentioned in the book we never hear his name. So while this is undoubtedly the most complete Robin Hood you’ll encounter, there will still be the occasional naysayer. Fortunately for all of us they’ll be few and far between. Calcutt and Baker-Smith have met a need and a gap in library collections nation, nay, worldwide. A lovely object, a rip-roaring adventure tale, and fun to its core.


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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 13, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You say you think you know the story of Robin Hood? Sure you may have some vague particulars in mind, but sit ye back and hear the tale of a man who fought the odds. Targeted by the Sheriff of Nottingham’s corrupt foresters, the bloke known as Robin Hood quickly became an outlaw, living in the woods, recruiting like-minded fellows to be part of his band. Chapter by chapter we learn of his adventures with Little John, Friar Tuck, Alan-a-Dale, and even Maid Marian. Tales like “Robin and the Widow” and “The Golden Arrow” lead to a climax with the King’s men. Robin and friends escape but “Robin’s Last Battle” shows how the hero of the woodland met his final end. Backmatter includes a note on research and a complete Bibliography with many useful websites.


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