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The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

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The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

Post by writerinthenorth » Mon June 25th, 2012, 10:30 am

Reading this took me right back to my childhood. I remembered just about every encounter including the first meetings of Robin with Little John, and Robin with Friar Tuck (tremendous fun), the hoodwinking of the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Robin's fight to the death with Guy of Gisborne. There is not a great deal of depth in the stories, and the sun always seems to shine in the greenwood, but for sheer high-spirited adventure these are hard to beat. Howard Pyle's diction is faux-medieval but that's part of the reading fun. I missed not having his illustrations in my free Kindle edition (looked them up later on Google Images to remind myself) but that's a limitation of the Kindle, and who can really carp over a freebie?

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Post by donroc » Mon June 25th, 2012, 1:05 pm

I still have the Pyle "Brandywine Edition" purchased during my childhood of the wonderfully iluustrated 4-volume story of King Arthur and the famous Knights of the Round Table.

Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZthhY6 ... annel_page

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