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Robin Hood And The Golden Arrow by Robert D.…

Robin Hood And The Golden Arrow

by Robert D. San Souci

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Robin and his friends are the heroes of the town but the sheriff thinks otherwise and wants to capture them. He plans of having an archery contest this way he will find robin and his friends by their green outfits. They came disguised and won and they were the winners of the day. I really like how the illustrator makes use of both pages to make one whole scene. It makes the reader really feel like they are part of that scene. The illustrator also really defined lines or outlines with his art making the drawings seem really soft and dreamy and this really makes the reader feel like they are a part of this fantasy story. Much like other E. B Lewis stories this has a realistic theme to it. ( )
  Nattamari | Sep 4, 2018 |
The Sheriff of Nottingham puts on an archery contest to trap Robin Hood and his merry men. Well, Robin Hood and his men get into disguises and go win the Golden Arrow. ( )
  lferguson17 | Feb 10, 2018 |
The artistic detail of the pictures will make this book a delight to read to younger students. In addition, the tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men will entertain students with their adventures and good deeds.
  BuoyR | Jul 13, 2016 |
In my opinion, this is a fantastic book. I liked it for three reasons. First of all, the language in the book is descriptive and makes the reader imagine and feel the senses being portrayed. To demonstrate this, the book states, “The Sheriff viewed the event from his seat on a magnificent milk white horse.” From this, the reader gains a visual sense of the setting and feels as if he or she is physically in the book. Second, the plot of the book is organized and easy to follow. The book begins with “Robin and his men [trading] their familiar green outfits…” in order to enter the contest and outsmart the sheriff. It continues as Robin Hood’s “arrow struck dead center” and won the contest, and it ends as the men “returned to Sherwood, where many more adventures awaited them.” The linear, sequential order of events in the story allows the reader to follow along and comprehend the text on a deeper level. Third, the warm, earth-tone illustrations in the book enhance the story. When “Robin dressed as a beggar in red rags, with an eye patch, and dyed his yellow hair and beard brown”, there is a picture supporting the text description of exactly what Robin Hood transformed into with his new disguise. The warm, earth-tone colors symbolize the wilderness, rugged masculine lifestyle that makes up Robin Hood. Overall, the main idea of the story is that people should never be afraid to seek and accept challenges that might seem difficult. People should use their strengths and skills in order to be successful, and they shouldn’t let others stop them. ( )
  shill11 | Oct 5, 2015 |
In my opinion this is a fantastic book. This book has many aspects I thought were executed well but the two that stand out the most were the illustrations and the eventful fun plot. The big message of this story is that good always triumphs over evil. This is shown when Robin Hood and his Merry Men are able to infiltrate the sheriffs’ archery tournament that was set as a trap for them. Robin Hood ends up winning the tournament disguised as a beggar and thus shows that the sheriffs’ trap had failed and good had triumphed again.
The illustrations in this book are absolutely amazing and help tell the story and make the reader feel like they are living it alongside the characters. For example, the illustration which accompanies Robin Hood and his men after they win the archery competition and are back celebrating is done beautifully. The characters almost come alive on the page as it shows them all celebrating and cheering as Robin Hood holds up the golden arrow prize. Another example of the great illustration used in the book is the large sprawling forest that starts on the first two pages of the book and is completed on the last two. This imagery makes the reader feel as if they entered the forest to watch and experience the story and now that the story is over they are leaving the forest to return to reality.
The plot of this book is eventful and fun but at the same time clear and too the point. The plot centers on Robin Hood and his Merry Men entering an archery tournament that the Sheriff has set up as a trap to catch them. The story progresses very quickly and would hold young readers interest due to its high suspense level. The suspense of this story comes to a head as only Robin Hood and the Sheriff’s man Gilbert remain as the last two contestants of the tournament. The sheriff begins to think to himself that this man dressed as a beggar fits Robin Hood’s physical description and at this point the readers worries that maybe he will figure out it is Robin Hood and arrest him. Keeping a high level of suspense like this is very important for younger readers as their attention can drift elsewhere if the plot is boring and dull. The plot in this book combined with the great illustrations makes this a great book for readers of all ages but definitely for younger readers. ( )
  BriannaLee | Oct 20, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439625386, Hardcover)

Robert San Souci retells the classic and humorous tale of Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow.

Acclaimed author Robert San Souci and Caldecott Honor illustrator and Coretta Scott King Award winner E. B. Lewis retell the classic legend of Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow.
Robin Hood and his loyal band create a plan to outsmart the Sheriff of Nottingham by attending an archery contest in disguise. In the end, it is Robin Hood and his friends who have the last laugh.
Kids of all ages will cheer for this classic tale based on the traditional story of Robin Hood.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:57 -0400)

Retells, in easy text, of the Sheriff of Nottingham's plot to hold an archery contest in order to capture the outlaw Robin Hood, but Robin and his band of merry men arrive in disguise with a plan of their own.

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