This retelling by Robert D. San Souci of the traditional British ballad tells of a trick played on the Sheriff of Nottingham by Robin and his Merry Men.
Although the story line can’t exactly be considered deep, the illustration style and colors used are extremely suited to the period and setting of the piece. An interesting classroom extension would be to compare and contrast this Robin Hood tale with others.
I would recommend Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow as either a classroom or family read aloud book. The full color illustrations will capture the attention of children, making it a suitable title for curling up with or reading after a chilly recess. Available in early October, 2010.
Photo Credit: Amazon