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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard…

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (original 1883; edition 1952)

by Howard Pyle

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Title:The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Authors:Howard Pyle
Info:New York, Grosset & Dunlap [c1952]
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle (1883)



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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 |
Tried to listen to as a family and nobody could really get into it. ( )
  she_climber | Mar 21, 2017 |
So much fun to read! IF, like me, you'd only previously seen the old Errol Flynn movie and stuff like that, you'll be quite surprised to find that Robin doesn't always come out as a heroic figure--he can be quite the fool! And Maid Marian isn't just your typical legendary lady (aka window-dressing). I intend to reread this book many times and look forward to reading it to my kids someday. ( )
  aurelas | Dec 23, 2016 |
Издание на български, 224 страници, малък формат
  IfTomev | Feb 20, 2016 |
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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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Here is a marvelous reprint of the original edition, the finest modern version of the English outlaw's merry adventures. It includes Pyle's text and his famous illustrations in their entirety, including all of the page decorations.

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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.

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