The Legend of Robin Hood : A Graphic Novel

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Fast-paced graphic storytelling and stunning full-color illustrations combine in an action-packed retelling of the heroic Robin Hood story.

How did Robin of Loxley become Robin Hood? Why did he choose to fight injustice instead of robbing for his own gain? Expressive and gritty, this graphic novel whisks readers back to Crusades-era England, where the Sheriff of Nottingham rules with an iron fist, and in the haunted heart of Sherwood Forest, a defiant rogue -- with the help of his men and the lovely Maid Marian -- disguises himself to become an outlaw. Lively language and illustrations follow the legendary hero as he champions the poor and provokes a high-stakes vendetta in a gripping adventure sure to draw a new generation of readers.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780763643997
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER 082809A YS 'J (GRAPHIC NOVEL)'
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hart, Sam, ill


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Dec 08, 2012

When it comes to Robin Hood (and other legends), there is no "historically correct". This version reads like a modern film script and looks decidedly cinematic, with cocky anachronistic one-liners and menacing shadowy close-ups of the villains' faces during the exposition of their schemes. Maid Marian stalls her imminent execution by apparently delivering an epic standup comedy routine in lieu of last words. Entertaining, but seemingly much more informed by Prince of Thieves and even Men in Tights than the old ballads.

OranguTang Nov 08, 2012

Good graphic novel. Really enjoyed the story and the graphics were interesting.

Nov 30, 2010

This is a great book, showing how Robin Hood came to be. I'm not sure it's totally historically correct, but it makes for an interesting read, and the graphics are great!


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