The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood What could be merrier than joining Robin Hood s band of Merry Men for adventures in the English countryside Pirates of the trees rather than the seas Little John Friar Tuck Will Scarlet and many o

  • Title: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  • Author: Howard Pyle
  • ISBN: 9781626866089
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • What could be merrier than joining Robin Hood s band of Merry Men for adventures in the English countryside Pirates of the trees rather than the seas, Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, and many others ensure that Robin s clever schemes relieve the rich of their excess treasures and redistribute the wealth to those most in need Howard Pyle was an accomplished authorWhat could be merrier than joining Robin Hood s band of Merry Men for adventures in the English countryside Pirates of the trees rather than the seas, Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, and many others ensure that Robin s clever schemes relieve the rich of their excess treasures and redistribute the wealth to those most in need Howard Pyle was an accomplished author and illustrator his original images, published with the stories in 1883, appear throughout the book You will leave no leaf unturned in this latest addition to the Word Cloud Classics series.

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    1. Seldomly I've been so touched by a book as I was by Robin Hood. From the very beginning it was a lighthearted and happy tale of an outlaw and his adventures, told in a careless, joyful and entertaining language - depicting Robin Hood not as a criminal, but a lovely young man with a sharp wit, sense of humour and excellent skills with the bow. He is the king of his band of men yet they are equal, he shows mercy for the needing and sympathy for the weak. You wish him all good in the world and it i [...]

    2. Marry, I didst learn to prate e'en as those stout fellows did in Merry Old England. 'Tis true, there are other accounts of Bold Robin's merry doings, but this one, I wot, pleases me most of them all. By the bright eyes of the lass I love best, I'll say you, do you give yon 'Bloody Quaker' the chance, thou wilt likewise fall, willy-nilly, under his spell, both with the pen, and the brush, for he is a fair hand with both, withal.And to whoever did lightly reave away my copy (I've since obtained an [...]

    3. This was a wonderful reread from my childhood. A wonderful romp through the Sherwood forest with Robin and his merry men. A tale of good and evil stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.I recommend to all.Enjoy and Be Blessed It makes it a lot more fun if you read it aloud to a child.Diamond

    4. I liked this book until the endI wont ruin it for those of you who have not read itbut after you read it I think you will understand what I mean. Another iconic character that has evolved to this day (Green Arrow and Hawkeye).

    5. I did a review for the BBC series, it is not as historically accurate as I would like, but I love it nonetheless.Robin Hood: He Shot An Arrow Through My Heart

    6. A rollicking good time. This long version by traditional storyteller Howard Pyle hums with the merriment of Robin's band of brothers. Their adventures involve bringing justice to folks in need, at the expense of the apathetic or oppressive rich and powerful passing near Sherwood forest.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 [...]

    7. Pretty much the first thing every new Kindle owner does is download a shitload of free classics. And hey why not? They're much lauded - and free! And among that set for me was this book.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 [...]

    8. This was I genuinely life altering book for me. I read it for a 12th grade book report and I absolutely loved it. This one book sparked a revolution in my reading habits. No longer was I a participant of the young adult genre, devouring books like Harry Potter or The Series of Unfortunate Events(and that's nit to say I don't like them anymore or that I think they're stupid, I still love them), I now belonged to a more scholarly class of literature. A whole new world was opened up for me. In the [...]

    9. Read this one over time using the Serial Reader App for iPad. Each installment was another adventure for the "merry men." The first few were the joining of several characters to the band of men. And such a sad ending that I had no idea had happened.

    10. تجميع لأشهر قصص ومغامرات روبن هود بدءاً من تحوله لمجرم مرورا بإختفائه في غابة شيروودوتكوين عصابته المكونة من ويل ستوتلي وجون الصغير وآلان آديل وويل سكاريت و ماتش الطحانومغامراته مع المأمور وحصوله على السهم الذهبيوطريقه للوصول لحاشية الملك ريتشارد قلب الأسدثم موته في محبس [...]

    11. At my high school, I have to read 500 pages worth of classic books. I'm not the kind of girl to fawn over Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre. I wanted an interesting classic, so I picked up Robin Hood (because who doesn't like him?) I was especially drawn to him thanks to a recent viewing of Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Thank you, Mel Brooks.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 [...]

    12. 3 stars stands for, “Didn’t love it, didn’t hate it. Just kinda feel meh about it.”FYI: I listened to this on audio book.I was a teeny tad disappointed in this book. I had hoped it would be a lot more fun that it was, and it was fun in some places, but in others it was, IMO, boring/unneeded, and there were things about the writing style that drove me absolutely bonkers.Things started out pretty well. I thought the way the narrator talks to the reader in the prologue and asks you to take [...]

    13. Read this for my Robin Hood module, as with Ivanhoe. This is the second book which I just couldn't read as anything but an English Literature student; my lit student hat remained firmly jammed upon my head. It pains me to read other people's reviews and thoughts on this, given that they're so wildly inaccurate about it. E.g. someone thinking it was "the" book of Robin Hood (and not knowing about the ballad tradition, or the forerunners to this such as Ivanhoe). Or someone thinking it's written i [...]

    14. 7/1/2000 - 7/10After 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!For more info on Robin Hood check out:Robin Hood - lots of genera [...]

    15. Howard Pyle gave an interesting glimpse into the escapades of the lighthearted Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men, and with so many adaptations about this infamous folklore—both in print and film/TV—I must say that this version was entertaining enough. If there is only one thing that challenged me throughout the read, it is the archaic wording.On another note, it took me forever to finish this book because I was watching the BBC TV adaptation of Robin Hood (starring Jonas Armstrong) the sa [...]

    16. I read this book several times as a child, and it was fun to revisit it via this excellent audiobook. Christopher Cazenove does a brilliant job of narrating it.

    17. The stout yeoman Robin Hood and his broad-shouldered band of outlaws make for an awesome reading adventure. The boys (ages 4 & 7) and I loved listening to the stories the in the car. The book was just as good as I remember it from my childhood. 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 [...]

    18. Quite different from many modern retellings of the story. The men where really men (it seems like beating someone up was the equivolent of a handshake), but they were also really women (I'm looking at you, Will Scarlet.) Maid Marian is present only as a thought in Robin's head. The really excellent stories, like how Robin keeps tricking people out of their clothes to keep the vengeful King Henry off his tail (by the time King John shows up, Robin is--oddly--working for him) or carrying Friar Tuc [...]

    19. نعمنعمهذه الرواية تحكي عن مغامرات روبين هود الشهيرةذلك الرجل الذي يسرق من الأغنياء والمترفين ليساعد الفقراء والمعدمين***روبن هود من أقدم الشخصيات البطولية-السوبرهيرو- العالقة في ذاكرتيمنذ الطفولةذلك أنني شاهدت مسلسل كارتوني يحكي عن هذه الشخصية واستمتعت به أيما متعةعلى خل [...]

    20. Read to my boys when they were in 2nd grade. At first I attempted to modernize the language but ultimately read it word for word. By far one of the favorite books we have read. Stopping on occasion to talk about new words or discuss the situation was just fine. Tough to get through the tear jerker ending without sobbing. If I had been reading it on my own it may not have had the same effect. I wish someone could make a really good Robin Hood movie that followed this plot and was appropriate for [...]

    21. Classic Educator Edition, vol. 6; 272 pgs.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 [...]

    22. Robin HoodBy: 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 [...]

    23. Leave it to a Yankee Quaker to write the best-known version of the Robin Hood myth, one that emphasizes Robin's everyman identity and abhorrence of overbearing nobility. This novel, complete with Pyle's incredible illustrations, flies along with all the familiar tales of how Robin meets (and gets bested by) Little John, how he befriends Friar Tuck, and how he disguises himself to enter and win the sheriff's archery tournament. What's different here is that Robin is merely a yeoman (a freeman, ra [...]

    24. At the classical school where I teach, I combine this with the writing of a Refutation (one of the elements of the classical progymnasmata), disproving the twentieth-century interpretation of Robin Hood as a person who "robbed from the rich and gave to the poor." Students examine all of the stories and try to find the common denominator amongst the motley crew of commoners, churchmen, the Norman rulers, etc and discover it to be their ill-gotten gains. What Robin Hood is doing is not stealing an [...]

    25. Gadzooks and forsooth! Me thinketh the author doth use the words 'lusty' and 'stout' muchly. :) Kidding aside, this was quite a rollicking adventure with Robin Hood and his band of men. There were stories on how Robin met the men and how they came to join him, and their exciting adventures together. We even got a chapter on Sir Guy, riding up on his horse in some sort of hairy costume. Personally, I like the TV series Sir Guy better - in the book he lasts only about half a chapter, whereas he la [...]

    26. A merry adventure to be sure. There is something about Robin Hood that reminds me a bit of The Godfather; perhaps it is the unswerving loyalty of his men, or the way that he manages to help powerful people who owe him debts of honor, but either way, this adventure does not disappoint.

    27. Hark ye! This book was awesome! Hast thou read this? If thou answer "nay" thou hast missed out!! Take a shot at it indeed!

    28. This book falls under traditional children's literature as a legend. This book is a timeless classic for children and may be intended for a little more advanced age and grade, but is a good example of a legend story. I love this story for its' given sense of nostalgia, but it is also successful for its underlying themes that can be easily understood by growing and expanding minds. I think students may also be able to pick up a lot of differences between the many main characters because they are [...]

    29. Pre-read note, 5/27/17: Just found out this is an edited version of the original. The content is the same, but the language has been changed to make it "more accessible" to the modern reader Man, I hate it when they do that shit. Oh well. Maybe I'll enjoy it anyway. I hope it's not too dumbed down.Real review, 6/10/17:Solid four stars for the Townsend Library Edition of this book.This was delightful, and I'm actually glad I read this one instead of Pyle's original. I checked out a couple of thos [...]

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