I was expecting one long story about the life off Robin Hood but what this book actually is is a series of successive short stories. They do follow on from one another but they would not need to be read all in one go. I really enjoyed the tales and antics of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, it was such a different style of writing to anything I had read before and clearly a very different culture to what we have today.
In Howard Pyle's The Adventures of Robin Hood, you will find all the old stories and legends of Robin, his merry band of outlaws, Friar Tuck, Maid Marion, and of course the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. All told in the old way, full of action and adventure. \written about one hundred years ago (Well before Film and Television had given them American accents!) Get the book, you will enjoy it
A wonderful, idyllic English landscape is described peppered with noble heroes and vile villains. This traditional tale highlights all that we would love to believe of these romanticised times and ends with the most poignant twist of all. Read this to your children and forget Walt Disney.
For those of us who read real Robin Hood stories and other related literature this is an interesting read putting together some of the old 'ballads' and stories in an older English. I'm still trying to find the Blue Boar pub around Nottinghamshire :-)
I was a very early reader and at about seven having read everything I could for my age I had the pleasure of first reading this book. I was browsing the classics recently and came upon it once more, an excellent and enjoyable book