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Recounts the legend of Robin Hood, who plundered the king's purse and poached his deer and whose generosity endeared him to the poor.


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Recounts the legend of Robin Hood, who plundered the king's purse and poached his deer and whose generosity endeared him to the poor.

30 review for The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (Great Illustrated Classics)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chris Gager

    This goes with the Robin Hood I just read and reviewed as it contains the "real" author's name, which is nowhere to be seen on the front cover(it's in small print on the back cover, while Howard Pyle's is in big letters on the front?????). This book has the right cover.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Earthingrocks

    This is a short version of the Robin Hood tales. Its longer than a golden book, with more mature themes yet its still held back for kids sake. Each page of large text is shared with a great illustration in black and white. The assembly of tales seems a bit random, with characters being properly introduced after they have been used in the earlier stories. Some tales seem to have a moral yet others seem to be variations on prior tales. Its a fun, brisk read to get you in the spirit of Robin Hood f This is a short version of the Robin Hood tales. Its longer than a golden book, with more mature themes yet its still held back for kids sake. Each page of large text is shared with a great illustration in black and white. The assembly of tales seems a bit random, with characters being properly introduced after they have been used in the earlier stories. Some tales seem to have a moral yet others seem to be variations on prior tales. Its a fun, brisk read to get you in the spirit of Robin Hood for a kids book. If you are a little older and don't mind missing out on the illustrations I'd go with the normal version of the book about Robin Hood.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jack Plummer

    The book "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" is a classical. I have always been interested in medieval times and stories about outlaws. In the book it had a lot of little stories/adventures that Robin Hood and merry yeomen went on, each telling a difference tale and teaching a thing or two. The book never got boring and was always changing, such as when Robin Hood would go on his adventures he would always bring back a new member to the group of yeomen, the group of yeomen were known as the Hoo The book "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" is a classical. I have always been interested in medieval times and stories about outlaws. In the book it had a lot of little stories/adventures that Robin Hood and merry yeomen went on, each telling a difference tale and teaching a thing or two. The book never got boring and was always changing, such as when Robin Hood would go on his adventures he would always bring back a new member to the group of yeomen, the group of yeomen were known as the Hood. The tales of Robin and his merry yeomen were funny and I could apply some of the stories to my own life. I really enjoyed this book and hope to read some more just like it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    H

    I enjoyed as a kid and like the idea of a team of outlaws stealing from the rich and giving to the poor and enjoyed how Robin Hood gradually recruited more merry men but also had their own morals and such too. Dont know if this edition is the exact same as the one I read but it was enjoyable back then, alongside the Treasure Island one I had read.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Hughes

    I hinestly thought it was a great book! it was filled with action, adventurre, laughter, and tricks. it was an amazing trail to walk down. i their were times i had to put my book down bc i got a little brain storm of my own ideas. This story was great. and robin hood is one of my favorit tales.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Camille

    My 8 year old son and I truly enjoyed this book at bedtime. Each chapter is a short vignette about a moment in the life of Robin Hood. I think its perfect for my son's age group for kids who like stories about friendship and adventure

  7. 4 out of 5

    Max&Music

    Literally my favorite book of all time.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    Classic story, fantastic narration!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey

    Read with my son. Felt more like bros in a forest and less like robbing the rich and paying the poor.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    That’s cute.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Angel Citty

    Lots of fun. A quick read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Sandell

    Light-hearted and fun tales about Robin Hood and his Merry Men! I loved learning more about the legendary archer and his classic adventures.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Audioreader

    I loved this book!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tanya

    I always loved these stories. A bit dated but a classic.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Nichole Ostrander

    Each chapter of the book reads as a different take of Robin Hood. This takes away from any of the flow. Maybe a different version is better.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    So, I think I read this before and that's where the review below came from, but I honestly can't remember. Thus, I will read this again or the first time... This was completely different from the Robin Hood I was expecting. All I really know about Robin Hood is what I learned from the Disney version and Men in Tights :? However, I still liked the book, even though it was a bit cheesie. The best part was seeing how buff Robin is in the pictures ;D

  17. 4 out of 5

    Luke R

    Forest Gump once quoted his mother who said that life was like a box of chocolates, and you never know what you're going to get.This has probably never been more accurate than it is in this story. This book tells the tales of the noble Robin Hood and his band of thieves in Lincoln Green. Robin has countless encounters with men throughout Nottinghamshire who he then persuades to join his men. Robin is always up for a good fight especially if it is against the law. He and his partner Little John t Forest Gump once quoted his mother who said that life was like a box of chocolates, and you never know what you're going to get.This has probably never been more accurate than it is in this story. This book tells the tales of the noble Robin Hood and his band of thieves in Lincoln Green. Robin has countless encounters with men throughout Nottinghamshire who he then persuades to join his men. Robin is always up for a good fight especially if it is against the law. He and his partner Little John take from the richest of Sheriffs and give to the poorest of beggars. Whenever anyone is in trouble, they can most definitely count on Robin Hood to help them. I thought this book was fun and upbeat, however I did think it became a bit repetitive. Robin went on adventures all over England, but it always ended with him having an hour long fight, calling it a truce, and asking the opponent to join him. Of course everyone always said that they would come and be a part of this group of thieves. Otherwise, I thought some of the stories were very fun and interesting and a bit gutsy as well. I would recommend this book to anybody who likes to read about the renaissance era or just wants to read a fun book. I think most people would definately be able to enjoy such a light-hearted story as this one.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Christian Singer

    Maybe I need to read the full version. This version left me with unanswered questions. It was also a little hard to swallow. It seems like all the men were bodybuilders, and they cried a lot which was a strange combination. A friar who knows how to sword fight? Robin Hood and his band accepted newcomers too easily. How did they know these guys would remain loyal and not try to kill them or turn them in to the authorities? The stupid Sheriff reminded me of Barney Fife. Have law enforcement always Maybe I need to read the full version. This version left me with unanswered questions. It was also a little hard to swallow. It seems like all the men were bodybuilders, and they cried a lot which was a strange combination. A friar who knows how to sword fight? Robin Hood and his band accepted newcomers too easily. How did they know these guys would remain loyal and not try to kill them or turn them in to the authorities? The stupid Sheriff reminded me of Barney Fife. Have law enforcement always been portrayed as bungling buffoons? Did the queen not realize what she'd done would tick off the king? Sometimes it's hard to keep my attention, and the typos in this book drove me crazy. The redeeming quality of this book is the change in Robin Hood. Throughout the story Robin Hood is cocky and can't handle people making fun of him, but he refers back to an incident when he was 18 that shows how his thinking changed. The ending might not be what one expects for Robin Hood. While I wasn't impressed with the book, I think young boys would find it fascinating with all its fight scenes. If they read it again when they are a little older they might learn something about human nature or a moral lesson from the story.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Kaczmarek

    This book, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, takes place in Sherwood Forest in Nottingham, England. In the 1200's. The book is about a man named Robin Hood, Little John, his right hand man, and many others that belong to the group. The yeomen go out and steal money from the rich, and give it to the poor. The main conflict in the story is that in the beginning, Robin acidently kills a man, so he is wanted by the King to be hanged. I really loved this book. The author did such a good job of wri This book, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, takes place in Sherwood Forest in Nottingham, England. In the 1200's. The book is about a man named Robin Hood, Little John, his right hand man, and many others that belong to the group. The yeomen go out and steal money from the rich, and give it to the poor. The main conflict in the story is that in the beginning, Robin acidently kills a man, so he is wanted by the King to be hanged. I really loved this book. The author did such a good job of writing it I fleet that I was right there with them going on all of there adventures with them. Another thing that I loved about this book is that I, as a young boy, sometimes dreamed that I would one day live in a forest,with my friends, not a care in the world. That is why I can really relate to this book, and why I liked it so much. One thing that I didn't like though was the engine, it was sad, but I won't say what happened. I recommend this book to everyone. And expessialy any one that had the same dreams as a kid.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Justin

    The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle was about an outlaw named Robin Hood. He was wanted for the murder of one of the Sheriffs men. It was not really a murder because Robin shot the man in self defense. The book focuses on his adventures living in the Sherwood Forest. He meets many men and for some reason or another they always start to fight. Then when one of the men is about to win, the other calls the match and Robin invites them to join his band. They all where green suits and l The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle was about an outlaw named Robin Hood. He was wanted for the murder of one of the Sheriffs men. It was not really a murder because Robin shot the man in self defense. The book focuses on his adventures living in the Sherwood Forest. He meets many men and for some reason or another they always start to fight. Then when one of the men is about to win, the other calls the match and Robin invites them to join his band. They all where green suits and live in the forest. Robin Hood was always trying to get back at the Sheriff for making his life so bad. Robin was also a very good shooter. He would go to all of the archery competitions and beat everyone who was there. This was a really good book. I liked it because there was adventure in the missions that the band went on. I also liked it because of the action of the fights, battles, and archery competitions. One thing I didn't like was the ending. That was a stupid way to die for Robin after all he went through. I would recommend this book to anyone who like action adventure books.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Chase Musick

    I have to say this book was one of the most fictional books I have ever read but after reading it made me decide that I like realistic fiction way more than just fiction. I learned this from this book because out of all of the books out there robin hood in general is thick full of things that would never happen in real life. This made me finally realize the fiction is even more boring than nonfiction because you dont learn anything from it? I would recommend this book to people who want to see i I have to say this book was one of the most fictional books I have ever read but after reading it made me decide that I like realistic fiction way more than just fiction. I learned this from this book because out of all of the books out there robin hood in general is thick full of things that would never happen in real life. This made me finally realize the fiction is even more boring than nonfiction because you dont learn anything from it? I would recommend this book to people who want to see if they really like fiction more than any other genre.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Brad

    Robin Hood has adventures and gets people in his band. He has lots of adventures and he dies from being locked in a tower and he gets the flu, and he didn't get anything to eat. Little John tries to save him, but Robin's about to die, so Robin says "where ever this arrow lands, bury me there" and then he shot it out the window. It was awesome!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Simon

    This was a good book about how Robin Hood became and outlaw. It is also about him and his band of men yomen, who go on adventures with him. Along the way he gets in trouble and has to escape being captured by a bishop, a king, a sheriff and more. He also gets more people to join hs band. He and his band also compete in a few archery competitions. That's what this book is about.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    It was a really enjoyable and really adventurous book. It had great characters, really great illustrations, really exciting adventure, lots of action and a great storyline. My favorite character in this book is Robin Hood because he's my favorite boy character. I read this book in a long time. I recommend this book to adventure lovers of all ages.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Maren

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Well, I bought this for $3 at Michaels. Rebecca has read it and cried over it already. Next time, I need to read it before she gets her hands on it. She was very upset that Robin Hood died at the end.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    I read this with Josh. I love the Great Illustrated Classics because there's a picture on every page. However, I apparently did not know the real story of Robin Hood, it ends totally different from every movie I've ever seen....

  27. 4 out of 5

    Visakan

    One of the books from my childhood that I read many, many, many times. I greatly enjoyed the friendship of Robin and Little John, and all the little relationships and ale and cheer. I was sad when Robin died.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Keith Schafer

    Robin hood and his merry men out think the sheriff of nottingham in this book to return what was taken from the poor. This books place is in the mid evil times. this is the book for you if you want to read about the adventures that Robin had with his Merry men.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Bev G

    Sam is enjoying hearing this book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    I love Howard Pyle's Robin Hood, and this is a fine adaptation for younger children.

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