Book Reviews of The Forestwife

The Forestwife
The Forestwife
Author: Theresa Tomlinson
ISBN-13: 9780440913108
ISBN-10: 0440913101
Pages: 176
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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A creative retelling of the Robin Hood legend, from Maid Marian's point of view.
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my daughter loved this
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Excelent Book !
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Meh...a good kids' book. It kept me interested, but there were many "cheesy" sections that ended way too "neatly" for me. There was also no recognizable "bad guy" which makes a plotline sort of boring and unrecognizable.

The nice thing about this book was that it was not your typical Robbin Hood/Maid Marian novel. Marian was more of a hero herself in this version, making it an empowering book for young girls, and for any reader that is sick of Marian having to be "rescued" all the time. While the takes on the characters were refreshing, unfortunately it did not save the book from the all-too-simple plotline and underdeveloped supporting characters.

The writing was easy and didn't flow very well. Even third graders might not enjoy this book.

Two stars.