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Robin Hood [With CD (Audio)] (DK Read and Listen) Paperback – 21 Mar 2005

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley); Pap/Com edition (21 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756612772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756612771
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.8 x 31.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 386,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Dec. 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book was a stunning acount of the legendary Robin Hood. With colourful illustrations,alongside brillant backround information about medieval life, this hardback would be useful in any history lesson. There are also great descriptions of the many places involved.
Robin Hood the legend has been told in many ways but this is my favourite version. I loved the balance of loyalty, friendship,adventures and romance.It featured a dramatic ending. Dermot Curran , aged 10.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Classic story, well told. 10 Jun. 2001
By Summer Belle - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Like most people, I've heard the Robin Hood story many times. No real surprise there! What makes this rendition unique is Mr. Gruffudd's wonderful voice, the book that doubles as a resource, and, of course, the wonderful story of a man more determined to do what was "right" over what was "legal".
Mr. Gruffudd just has a way with British accents. Robin's band of men apparently come from all over the UK - Cornwall, Irish, King's English accents (plus more that I couldn't easily identify) were used. And of course, Mr. Gruffudd's natural Welsh accent told the story.
The book was great. Lots of pictures, lot of sidebars of information. From obsolete jargon to modern pictures of people in costume, these pages in the book help to explain a lot.
The story, of course, is a classic. I would caution parents of sensitive children to consider editing the last chapter or so. Instead of ending the story with the "happily ever after" once Robin and Marian are married, this book follows Robin until his death at the hand of his cousin, who betrays him.
All in all, it was highly enjoyable. A definite recommend!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A Jolly Good Time! 15 May 2001
By Mrs. Melissa - Published on
Format: Paperback
As a former elementary school librarian, I heartily recommend this audio book. It's beautifully read by Ioan Gruffudd (TV's Horatio Hornblower - more great audio books he's narrated!) and should be enjoyed by a wide range of listeners, even through high school-age students.
The book is a Dorling Kindersley publication, so it's chock-full of visual information and provides outstanding explanations of medieval culture, terms, and expressions. The subject matter ties in with several topics, including folk tales, British culture, adventure, and history. The tape and book should encourage lively classroom discussions.
I can visualize playing this audio book during classroom art time or as a reward. It could also be the inspiration for a classroom play. And, of course, it's a wonderful purchase for children or grandchildren for home enjoyment. Best of all, the price is quite reasonable and delivery couldn't be easier.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful Introduction for Children to this Classic 30 Nov. 2000
By Denise J. Shearer - Published on
Format: Paperback
My daughter and I have been reading (and re-reading!) the DK Classics (of which "Robin Hood" is part of) for several years, since she was 5. These books are very colorful, with lots of illustrations and photos of genuine artifacts, maps, and people from the era in which the story is set. Side panel text gives background information about the author, pictures and story. These "additions" (which do not detract from, but only enhance the story) help the young reader (and the adult too!) put the story into context. It is like getting both a classic and a pictorial history book rolled into one! The text is easy to read. My daughter is now 9, and reading the books on her own. Not only has she developed an appreciation for classic literature, but for history as well. These are great books for parents to read with their children. I highly recommend them!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Endless hours of reading 26 April 2007
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Format: Paperback
The book I'm going to review is Robin Hood by Neil Philip. The setting of the story is Nottingham, England. The characters are Robin Hood, Marian, Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, Lord Fitzwalter and King Richard. Robin wants freedom, Marian and his title and lands back. His first big problem is the sheriff wants to kill him. So he harasses the sheriff. Robin gets 30 comrades to help him and lives in Sherwood Forest. The king comes back and gives Robin's title, lands and Marian back to him.

The new problem is King Richard is dead and Robin is now an outlaw. Robin kills Sir Guy in self-defense and tricks the sheriff and scares them away. The next problem is that Robin gets captured in St. Mary's Church and thrown in a dungeon. The solution is that Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet and Little John frees him. The last problem is Robin's cousin tricks Robin and lets his blood and never closes the cut. The resolution is he dies with peace in his heart because Robin begs Little John not to harm the nuns.

I would recommend this book to certain kinds of kids who can handle the happiness and the suffering in this book. The maps were helpful to me because they had information about where things were happening. The diagrams were helpful to me because they told about the cycle of families in the Middle Ages and what kind of jobs the kids did when they grew up.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Robing Hood Tapes 9 Sept. 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
I found this book tape an excellent work, the reader IoanGruffudd makes a great job with the change of voices, it makes you enjoy the reading. Recommend to anyone who hasn't read it yet. Won't be dissapointed!
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