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The outlaws of Sherwood

by McKinley, Robin.

Format: Print Book 1988
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA MCKINLEY Robin
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA MCKINLEY Robin
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j PZ8.1.M198 Ou 1988
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j PZ8.1.M198 Ou 1988
Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction YA F McKINLEY
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Young Adult - Fiction
Call Number  YA F McKINLEY
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j MCKINLEY
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j MCKINLEY
Noncirculating (1)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections rj FICTION McKinley
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Special Collections
Call Number  rj FICTION McKinley

In the days of King Richard the Lionheart, a young forester named Robin set out one morning for the Nottingham Fair. But he never arrived. By the end of the day a man lay dead in the King's Forest, and Robin was an outlaw with a price on his head.

There have been many tales and ballards about the man we know as Robin Hood, and the lady Marian, Little John, Will Scarlet and the rest. But Newbery medalist Robin McKinley brings her unique gifts of storytelling to the familiar legends, and creates an original and compelling novel.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 8^-12. McKinley pictures Robin as moody, self-doubting, stubborn, pragmatic, not much of a marksman, and gentle to individuals but no great idealist for the oppressed; he's driven into hiding when he accidentally kills the sheriff's man."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "McKinley brings to the Robin Hood legend a robustly romantic view. She renders it anew by fully developing the background and motive of each member of the merry band, from Robin's ``crime'' that sends him into the woods, to Marian's subterfuge as she straddles the worlds of the nobility and of the outlaws. Their habitations, foresting and thieving is explained, and McKinley, in a thoughtful afterword, reveals both her debt to and her differences with previous versions of the story. There is no reason, however, that readers of those stories might not enjoy this one as well. Although the author does fall into the politics indigenous only to the British isles, she presents a solid piece of tale-weaving, ingenious and ingenuous, causing readers to suspend belief willingly for a rousing good time. Ages 12-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Robin Hood -- (Legendary character) -- Fiction.
Outlaws -- Fiction.
Sherwood Forest (England) -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Richard I, 1189-1199 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :Greenwillow Books,1988
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Robin Hood (Legend).
Language English
Description 282 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780688071783 (hardcover)
0688071783 (hardcover)
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