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Young Robin Hood
Young Robin Hood

by George Manville Fenn

Illustrated by Victor Venner

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Story Synopsis
   In the days of Robin Hood, a young boy named Robin is journeying through Sherwood Forest when suddenly the company is surrounded by men in green. Deserted in the commotion by an unfaithful servant, Robin finds himself alone in the forest. After a miserable night, Robin is found by Little John. Robin is treated kindly by Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the Merry Men, but how long must he wait for his father, the Sheriff of Nottingham, to come to take him home?

Originally published in 1900; 119 pages; For Ages 6 – 10

George Manville Fenn (1831-1909), was a popular English boys’ author in the late 1800’s. In addition to writing over 100 fictional stories, including some historical fiction, George Manville Fenn worked as an editor, a publisher and a journalist.

Also by George Manville Fenn:

George Alfred Henty: The Story of an Active Life
Yussuf the Guide

   "...Young Robin Hood had the boys laughing at Robin's antics by page two and asking for more of the story whenever I tried to move on to another activity.... Young Robin is a bit of a character himself, not unlike my active, adventuresome boys.... I would venture that boys of all ages will likely smile at the banter, adventure, and fun." ~ Jennifer, Fairfax, Virginia

   "[My son] who is so active that he normally can't sit still for two minutes, actually sat enthralled while I read aloud Young Robin Hood." ~ Tim T., Father of three boys

   "[My seven-year-old son] particularly enjoyed hearing the adventures of Young Robin Hood..." ~ Robyn D., mom from Arizona

   "This is a cute story for younger readers... It also encourages the traits of kindness, hospitality and forgiveness. What wonderful morals to instill in our kids!" ~ Amy H., Iowa

   "...an enchanting story... this one in particular kept my 8 year old son CAPTIVATED, as he read." ~ Julie C., A Teaching Heart Blog

   "My very young children... are clinging to EVERY word of Young Robin Hood..." ~ Kristi W., mother of three from Wisconsin

   "[Young Robin Hood] is an engaging book as well as a lovely reprint. I would highly recommend it." ~ Courtney Larson, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine  Read the full review

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