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Title:
Robin Hood : a classic illustrated edition
Author:
Vivian, Evelyn Charles.
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
173 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Summary:
Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived in Sherwood Forest as an outlaw dedicated to fighting tyranny. Illustrations by Wyeth, Pyle, and others are compiled from other editions.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780811833998
Format :
Book

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For generations, readers of all ages have delighted in the adventures of Robin Hood. The legend of the Prince of Thieves dates back as far as 1200 A.D., and versions of the story have been illustrated by some of the worlds most notable artists. The latest entry in Chronicles Classic Illustrated Edition series, this lavishly illustrated book features over 100 of the best images from the 12th to the 20th centuries, including works by N. C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, Walter Crane, Honor C. Appleton, and Harry Theaker. This gallery of images, combined with E. Charles Vivians classic version of the tale, is an unforgettable treat.


Author Notes

Cooper Edens is an author and illustrator who lives in Seattle, Washington. His other books include The Night Before Christmas (0-8118-1712-1), The Glorious Christmas Songbook (0-8118-2204-4), and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (0-8118-2274-5), all published by Chronicle Books.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-7. This large-format edition of the familiar story features illustrations from 36 sources. The text, evidently based on a 1906 edition, provides a solid narrative of the adventures of Robin Hood, from his beginning as Robin of Locksley through his days in Sherwood Forest to his death. In choosing the illustrations, Edens drew from a rich abundance of pictures in many artistic traditions, from medieval engravings and tapestries to twentieth-century comic books and classic editions. Among the best-known illustrators represented are Thomas Bewick, Walter Crane, H. J. Ford, Lucy Fitch Perkins, Howard Pyle, Andrew Wyeth, and N. C. Wyeth. Although some children may be bothered by the changes in the characters' looks and dress from one illustration to the next, those who understand that the art was chosen from different sources will find this a Robin Hood treasure trove. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-Using the same approach he took when creating editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2000), Peter Pan (2000), and Pinocchio (2001, all Chronicle), Edens has selected more than 100 full-color and black-and-white illustrations from the 12th to the 20th centuries for this presentation. The 23 known artists represented include N. C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle, and Walter Crane. The work of several unknown illustrators of everything from the Bayeux Tapestry, a medieval psalter, and an 18th-century chapbook to comic books, a card game, and shoe advertisements is also included. Accompanied by Vivian's 1906 version of the text, this collection of vintage art is an attractive reminder of the importance of the Robin Hood legend in Western culture. Seeing several artists' interpretations of the same well-known scene, such as Robin Hood and Little John's first encounter at the bridge or the tournament where Robin Hood wins the silver arrow, adds a fascinating dimension to the history of the legend. The absence of captions to identify the illustrations is disappointing. Although information on the art and dates are provided in a section of acknowledgments at the end of the book, the arrangement by artist's name (including 13 entries for "unknown illustrator") rather than by page number makes the task of locating data about a particular image cumbersome and time-consuming. Despite this small difficulty, the volume will be welcomed by children's literature enthusiasts/collectors, Robin Hood scholars, and those children with a passion for what Edens calls "an excitingly vivid legend."-Ginny Gustin, Sonoma County Library System, Santa Rosa, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Robin of Locksleyp. 13
How Robin Took to the Woodsp. 19
How Robin Dined with the Sheriffp. 25
Little John's Quarter-Staffp. 30
Guy of Gisbourne's First Attemptp. 39
How Guy's Band Went Homep. 47
How Robin Took Tool in Sherwoodp. 53
Friar Tuck Joins the Bandp. 61
How Robin Won the Silver Arrowp. 67
The Rescue of Maid Marianp. 77
Abbot Hugo Pays Tributep. 89
The Taking of Will Scarlettp. 94
How They Got Will Scarlett Backp. 100
News from the Eastp. 105
The Black Knight Appearsp. 113
The End of Evil Holdp. 119
The Game of Buffetsp. 129
How Guy of Gisbourne Tried Againp. 140
The Named Arrowp. 147
Guy of Gisbourne's Last Attemptp. 154
The Last Arrowp. 161
Acknowledgmentsp. 172