Author(s): Adrian Mitchell
Discover the legend of Robin Hood through eleven action-packed adventure stories. Outlawed and living in hiding in Sherwood Forest, Robin, Marian and their band of friends have many adventures, keeping one step ahead of the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and his men . . .Robin Hood is the most daring of heroes and tales of his bravery and cunning have been handed down for hundreds of years. In this wonderfully fresh retelling, celebrated writer Adrian Mitchell makes these stories both thrilling and funny for today's children - tracing the life of Robin Hood from mischievous young runaway to legendary hero.Brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark, whose glowing illustrations superbly recreate the green and leafy world of the forest and all the characters who live there. Including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John and more.This beautiful hardback gift book is fully illustrated throughout, with a stunning foiled jacket.
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"A joy to read" - Books for Keeps
"Mitchell ... certainly knows how to grab the attention of a young audience ... absorbing, inspiring, funny and romantic" - All Readers Great and Small
Adrian Mitchell was a prolific and celebrated writer for both children and adults. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he was a passionate and popular performance poet, publishing over twenty volumes of poetry. He was also an acclaimed playwright, working with world-class companies such as the National Theatre and the RSC. His plays for children include The Pied Piper, The Snow Queen and Mowgli's Jungle. Praised by the Guardian as 'a gifted and deeply humane writer', towards the end of his career he increasingly championed children's literacy and creativity.
Emma Chichester Clark is an award-winning illustrator, loved the world over. Emma trained at Chelsea School of Art and The Royal College. She has illustrated numerous bestselling books, including modern classics, Orchard Greek Myths and Orchard Aesop's Fables by Michael Morpurgo. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and is the winner of the Mother Goose Award for children's illustration. She has also featured in the Illustrators Hall of Fame in The Mail on Sunday with other illustrators including Quentin Blake, Michael Foreman, Shirley Hughes, Anthony Browne and Raymond Briggs.