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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great…

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire (original 1883; edition 1991)

by Howard Pyle (Author), Howard Pyle (Illustrator)

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Recounts the legend of Robin Hood, who plundered the king's purse and poached his deer and whose generosity endeared him to the poor.
Title:The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire
Authors:Howard Pyle (Author)
Other authors:Howard Pyle (Illustrator)
Info:Demco Media (1991)
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle (1883)



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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
A very Victorian telling of the Robin Hood stories,somewhat strung together in a narrative but also just tales. The ending had more than a little of an Arthurian cast but it was mainly just a plain old fun read. I had an abridged version I got from Scholastic Books when I was a kid but was glad to find this full version and finally sit down to enjoy it.
  amyem58 | May 11, 2020 |
Facsimile reprint. As originally published by Charles Scribner's sons, New York, 1883. A Legacy Library facsimile.Ex-lib. SDL ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 20, 2020 |
I liked the tales but the language in which it is written was at times a bother; I prefer the Errol Flynn/Olivia de Havilland movie version.

I did appreciate the fact that the book takes us past the time in Sherwood forest all the way up to Robin Hood's death. ( )
  leslie.98 | Mar 21, 2018 |
This book offers a different look into the tale of Robin Hood. It's a very detailed illustrated version of the tale and it provides a lot of emphasis on the story. The illustrations also help the reader visualize or place themselves in England during this time period. I know children love to hear about great adventures but I know sometimes its hard to imagine yourself there...this book does a great job of transporting readers into Midevil England. I would recommend that this book is for a more mature audience so, late 3rd grade through 4th and 5th grade. At their age, I think they should hear stories about always doing right and helping others no matter what and how to stand up against "the bad guys". There are also notes of the importance of friendship and loyalty. ( )
  bmeshel | Oct 11, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Howard Pyleprimary authorall editionscalculated
Benvenuti, GianniIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cazenove, ChristopherNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ellis, RichardDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hess, Erwin L.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irwin, DonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Knight, Stephen T.Afterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kruger, AlexisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lynch, DonIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKowen, ScottIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Polseno, JoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, Lawrence BeallIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thorn, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In merry England in the time of old, when good King Henry the Second ruled the land, there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham Town, a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood.
if ye do strike, strike hard, and see that there be no need to strike again.
So passed the seasons then, so they pass now, and so they will pass in time to come, while we come and go like leaves of the tree that fall and are soon forgotten.
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This is indeed both written and illustrated by Howard Pyle, though many publishers have used Pyle's text with other artists illustrating the story. Louis Rhead also wrote and illustrated the story in 1912, and portrays Robin more comically than Pyle does. Though both are derived from the same root sources, they are very different.
ISBN 0451522842 is a Signet Classic edition of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.
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