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Preview — The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (Fall River Press Edition)
The finest and most cunning archer in Nottingham Town, Robin Hood is outlawed not only because he killed a man, but also because he had poached the King's deer. Forced into hiding in Sherwood Forest, he soon becomes the leader and chief of a band of likeminded outcasts trying to escape trying to escape injustice and oppression.
These courageous and misunderstood men vow to...more
And to whoever did lightly reave away my copy (I've since obtained an ...more
I loved the Robin Hood tales as a child, read some other more kid-friendly versions of it time and time again as a boy and so I thought I'd tackle the original* here.
And? It was awesome. If you liked it then you'll like it now. Friar Tuck, Little John, Will Scarlet - the whole band is there, frolicking and robbi ...more
It struck me that Robin Hood presents some lessons from the 1200s on masculinity, which we might not learn in our culture. The typical reference to Robin's merry men today tends to be an off color homosexual refer ...more
In the ...more
After getting a taste of Robin Hood in Ivanhoe, I decided to find out more about him. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood takes its basis from the many old ballads about Robin Hood. As a result, it is a combination of mini-stories. Howard Pyle does a commendable job in joining all these stories into a cohesive novel. It was fun following the adventures of Robin, Little John, Friar Tuck, and the rest of the merry band!
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Robin Hood - lots of genera ...more
Anyway. Back to the book. I was concerned about the whole "steals from the rich and give to the needy" at first because the whole premise seemed to be this: Robin ...more
I love how the reader does all the voices. And when the characters burst into song, as they are wont to do on occasion, the narrator even sings in character! I laughed at the fun language Robin Hood and Little John use: Any good character is stout and ...more
If you cannot appreciate the pleasant flow of early modern English, find adventure books tedious, believe history is boring, think the medieval times were gross, etc., do not go any further because this book is ...more
By: Kollen Erickson
The book I just finished was Robin Hood. That’s the book I’m doing this book report on. The author of this book is Roger Green the author retold this book.
The theme of this book Robin Hood is about a boy named Robin Hood would go around and steal the rich peoples money to give to the poor. An example of how he achieved this was that he entered tournaments with the money that he stole from the rich people.
The second way that he achieved this was that that he made ...more
The particular issue that I read has been a part of my library, apparently since my 6th Christmas, as it is inscribed on the back from my grandmother, with the date: 12/25/72. Mine is a Classic Press Educators Edition, and while the cover shown isn’t exactly correct, it is as close as I could find. I have very clear memories of perusing these books throughout my childhood (this is one of a set of classics that includes such beloved tales as Kipling’s “Th ...more
It is on this area that most of the book takes place. In here Robin amasses a group of bandits. These bandits see that the few on the top make life miserabl ...more
Of course, the book was different in many respects from all of the modern film and TV adaptations. And I have to say, I like the book version better, no surprise ...more
*I listened to the audio of this book and it was fabulous. I would highly recommend it! Here is the info:
BrillianceAudio (2013) on Compact Disc [Unabridged]: The Merry Adventures ...more
Based on Pyle's interpretation, Robin Hood and his friends' favorite pastimes included: drinking ale, beating each other up, archery competitions, drinking beer, flirting, engaging unsuspecting passers-by in fights (said passers-by later invited to dine with and subsequently jo ...more
During 1894 he began teaching illustration at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (now Drexel University), and after 1900 he founded his own school of art and illustration named the Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art. The term Brandywine School was later applied to the illustration artists an ...more