Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden
Reviewed by Joie
A tale coming from centuries past. In the land of England, impoverished by cruel churchmen and power hungry sheriffs, only a man with the ability to wield the bow like a god can stand up to the forces of law, a man whose legend was created in the dark Middle Ages and is still retold today. The leader of the Merry Men, Robin Hood, comes back in a splendid retelling of his adventures from his birth to death.
Born to nobility, his father was stripped of power by a Crusader. By a series of unfortunate accidents, Robin becomes an outlaw with the sheriff's price on his head. He does daring acts for love and recruits unusual members to be part of his band. All the while, he tricks the filthy rich and the fat exploiting men and takes their purses from them and sends it all to the poor who are impoverished in the beautiful land of England.
This version of Robin Hood, by J. Walker McSpadden is wonderfully faithful to the original ballads and poems, without the original's language confusion. It is a charming and old legend retold with all the original charm. I recommend it to anyone who liked Robin Hood back in their childhood days. Age doesn't matter when you are reading this timeless classic. Both girls and boys might enjoy the tale. I definitely enjoyed Robin Hood when I was a child, and this book brought it back to the bull's eye.Posted by at March 19, 2010 02:25 PM