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Title:
Sherwood : original stories from the world of Robin Hood
Author:
Yolen, Jane.
Publication Information:
New York : Philomel Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
134 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Welcome to Sherwood Forest / Jane Yolen -- Our Lady of the Greenwood / Jane Yolen -- Marian / Maxine Trottier -- Under the bending yew / Anna Kirwan -- Know your true enemy / Nancy Springer -- The children's war / Timons Esaias -- Straight and true / Robert J. Harris -- At Fountain Abbey / Mary Frances Zambreno -- Robin Hood v. 1.5.3 / Adam Stemple.
Reading Level:
850 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.9 5.0 61010.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.9 8 Quiz: 23819.
ISBN:
9780399231827
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Huzzah! Welcome to Sherwood Forest, home to Robin Hood and his merry men. Here you will find eight all new tales--some as tall as the trees--from some of today's most respected names in fantasy. From Jane Yolen's eerie account of Robin's mysterious birth, to Nancy Springer's poignant telling of the time the Sheriff of Nottingham's son tried to capture Robin, to Mary Frances Zambreno's adventure featuring Robin's grandson as he learns to continue his grandfather's legacy, these are stories that will delight both the most casual and the most ardent of Robin Hood fans.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-9-Nine short stories about Robin Hood and his legacy are chronologically presented, from Yolen's tale of his mystical birth to Adam Stemple's story of Robin's adventurous spirit redistributing wealth through the Internet. While the compilation may lack the poignancy and depth of human perception found in some full-length works, and hero worship and villain vilification create one-sided characters, all of the writers' skills are unquestionably high. Clever application of folkloric elements to original stories combined with consistency and smooth writing will enliven the imaginations of all Robin Hood enthusiasts. They will also enjoy the variety of viewpoints. Nolan has provided skillful soft-hued illustrations, one for each story. The glossy plates accurately depict one aspect of each story, but for the most part lack the text's irony, playfulness, or danger. Offer this to readers after Robin McKinley's Outlaws of Sherwood (Greenwillow, 1988), Monica Furlong's Robin's Country (Knopf, 1995), Theresa Tomlinson's Forestwife (1995) and Child of the May (1998), and Michael Cadnum's In a Dark Wood (1998, all Orchard).-Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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