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The Outlaws of Sherwood
The Outlaws of Sherwood
Author: Robin McKinley
The eternally engaging story of Robin Hood has been re-imagined here with very real, appealing characters moving through a fast-paced tale of drama and intrigue set in 12th-century England. Young Robin is a sub-apprentice forester, alone in the world but for his friends, Marian and Much. Getting a rare day off to enjoy the treats of the Nottingh...  more
ISBN-13: 9780441644513
ISBN-10: 0441644511
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Young Adult
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4 stars, based on 131 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 3
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Helpful Score: 3
Robin McKinley's retellings are usually great fun, and this book is no exception. It might not be my favorite McKinley book, but it is still an excellent read!
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Helpful Score: 3
A Fresh twist on an old tale. If you're of the generation that grew up with Robinhood, you'll appreciate Robin McKinley's spin off. DG
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Helpful Score: 2
No surprises in this retelling of the traditional Robin Hood tale, but the characters are full-bodied and real, and McKinley will transport you into the heart of Sherwood Forest for a while. Enjoyable read.
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This is a good Robin Hood story, but not a great one. Robin isn't really a hero in this book- just a guy who kind of falls into 'happenings' of the day. He doesn't rub elbows with great people or affect great events, he just kind of floats through the book reacting (instead of being proactive) to whatever happens...

It's an ok read- more of a character study-, but if you're looking for an adventure, I'd look elsewhere.
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Helpful Score: 1
As always, Robin McKinley has a wonderful way with whimsical descriptions, plot, and character relationships. This is by far the best retelling of Robin Hood that I've ever read.
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