Robin Hood

Another character that has captured the imaginations of generations — of readers as well as writers, Robin Hood is one whose origin, and background is hard to pin down.  Readers may be interested in taking a few minutes to peruse the Wikipedia entry for this beloved character, and trying to figure out just which incarnation of Robin Hood is “theirs”.

The part of the “ballads and tales” section that leapt out at me is:

Another very popular version for children was Howard Pyle‘s The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, which influenced accounts of Robin Hood through the 20th century. Pyle’s version firmly stamp Robin as a staunch philanthropist, a man who takes from the rich to give to the poor.

For those with a keen interest in the Howard Pyle Robin Hood adventures, you may be interested in this collected edition, which brings together 5 stories.  Amazon lists it as including:  The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Ivanhoe, Maid Marian, Young Robin Hood, Popular Ballads of the Olden Time

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Copies of Robin Hood have been added to the CheerUp.Fun August eBook Club The first 100 people to join should automatically receive a copy.  For more information on how to join the CheerUp.Fun August 2017 eBook Club Click Here.

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