Title: Robin HoodRobin Hood
Author: J. Walker McSpadden
Illustrator: Greg Hildebrandt
Pages: 42
Recommended Ages: Beginner
Star Rating: ★★★★

I’ve reviewed another picture book-ish version of Robin Hood here – The Adventures of Robin Hood – and now I review this book, Robin Hood. Based on J. Walter McSpadden’s version of Robin Hood’s exploits, this book begins the story of Robin Hood with his earlier and more peaceful existence as the son of Head Forester, Hugh Fitzooth, and works its way through the Sheriff’s treacherous treatment of his father and Robin’s eventual outlawing. Then come the more familiar tales of the golden arrow, Will Scarlet, Allan-a-Dale, Little John, Maid Marian, and the rest.

The illustrations are remarkably lifelike – they look like extremely life like paintings rather than “illustrations” per se.

Conclusion. A great introduction for beginning readers.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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