Item description for The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (Bring the Classics to Life: Level 2) by Howard Pyle...
Overview Robin Hood has killed one of the king's men. He hides out in the forest and is now known as an outlaw. This will be his home for many years to come. Looking for something exciting to do, Robin takes a walk. On the way, he meets a man, Little John and he joins Robin's band of merry men on their many adventures. This book is designed to be used for homeschooling or supplemental work for second grade readers. Each section contains a short story based on Robin Hood, vocabulary words and definitions, comprehension and vocabulary activities. Contains ten lessons and comprehension, vocabulary and pronunciation answer keys.
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Studio: EDCON Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2003
Publisher Edcon Publishing Group
Series Bring the Classics to Life
ISBN 1555760899 ISBN13 9781555760892
Availability 0 units.
More About Howard Pyle
Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware. From the time he was a very small boy he loved pictures, especially the pictures in storybooks. Among his favorites were Grimm's German Fairy Tales and Arabian Nights. At the age of twenty-one, Pyle began to contribute illustrations and fables to St. Nicholas magazine and later went on to write and illustrate books for children. His first was The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood in 1883. Many more books followed, including Pepper and Salt; or, Seasoning for Young Folk, Otto of the Silver Hand, Howard Pyle'sBook of Pirates, and The Story of King Arthur and His Knights. He also taught illustration at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and later set up his own art school in Wilmington. He died on November 9, 1911, in Florence, Italy.
Howard Pyle lived in Wilmington. Howard Pyle was born in 1853 and died in 1911.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (Bring the Classics to Life: Level 2)?
The Wonder of Getting Lost in a Story May 26, 2010
I read this book when I was in fifth grade and it was given to me as a homework assignment by my tutor. The assignment was 1 chapter for the week but I finished it over the weekend. The look on my tutor's face when I told him I finished it is something I'll always treasure.
Howard Pyle's book is the first book that I got lost in. The story sucked me in and Robin's adventures were my adventures. Oh and the language.... parent's don't worry about the old english - it's poetry and if your child has half a brain, they'll get used to it quick enough. The writing is pure magic and every child will wish he could feast in the woods of Sherwood with Robin and his merry men. I wanted friends like that...I wanted adventures like that... The last chapter moved me to tears and I distinctly remember closing the book with that last illustration burned into my heart..."Here lies..." I felt apart of something special and then went on to discover other great Robin Hood authors like Parke Godwin... which led me to the Arthurian legends... good times. This book is pure magic and I've reread it over the years saving it for my child. The bindings falling apart but I treat like a family heirloom. Nathan's only 6 but in a few more years, he'll be ready.
If you want your child to experience the power of story telling that will make his spirit soar...buy him this amazing book.
A true classic Feb 1, 2010
Told with charm and gusto, here are the "true" merry tales of Robin Hood. No goofy guys in tights here, but loyal fellows proudly donning hunter green to join the band of outdoors men, out of work and outlawed by an unjust government that confiscates unfair taxes from the unfortunate.
a good book Jan 2, 2010
A very exciteing book, but with some flaws such as: most people have no idea of what words like alas, alack-a-day and woe mean. but otherwise it is a great book
Misplaced book? Dec 7, 2009
This book is listed in the Mystery and Thriller section of Kindle Books. Duh? It's a great traditional tale but it ain't a mystery and it sure ain't a thriller. Maybe they meant Kiddies Books?
Stories of Adventure and Merriment Nov 29, 2009
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood is an excellent book of small stories. One will discover this book provides an ocean of emotions and entertainment. Some of the adventures you will laugh at because of the hilarious sly side to Robin Hood and his band of merry men. If you want hilarity and laughter this is an excellent book. Adventurous excursions are also plentiful in this book. Some may want blood and guts adventure but this book provides more of innocent adventures that include wit, charm, strategy, and deception.
When considering this book one will encounter older English language. This though does not stop one from enjoying the adventures in each part. If you struggle with older English read for a couple of chapters and you will easily get the hang of it. Also older English provides more of a sensual and realistic feel to the story because this is a medieval tale. The wording puts you in that time frame.
It contains some pictures to help the reader formulate an imaginative image of that time. Although if you are expecting a picture book this is not it. When comparing this to other books it is an enjoyable laid back story. I laughed in many parts because of Little John, Robin Hood, and other members of his group's funny comebacks with extreme wit.
I highly recommend this book for various purposes. This book can be for children to adults. Read it parts not just chapters. Each part is a riveting tale in itself. It may seem slow in some parts but will pick up quite fast. At the end of the book you would wish the story would continue but to all things comes an end. Enjoy it and I am sure you would even want to re read in the future.