Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Adventures of Robin Hood

For as long as I can remember, Robin Hood has been my favorite hero. It all started with Disney's animated film, I think. After seeing that, I was a goner. I had entered the era of life where one discovers heroes, I made myself a bow and arrow from twigs and string and demanded to be Robin Hood while my poor friends had to be Maid Marian. (don't worry...I think they preferred it!)
Watching the BBC Robin Hood drama lately I felt like pulling out my old copy of The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Greene. I was given this beautifully bound and illustrated book one year for Christmas along with the First Knight soundtrack and a few other Medieval lovelies. (I've always loved this era, which I think I inherit from my dad)
I just love how Robin Hood was so willing to give up everything he had to fight for justice and help the poor. I find him a bit of an inspiration.

And how can you help but love his Merry Men?

I love reading this book, it's written as a collection of adventures so it doesn't flow like a novel. But I find that nice as one could just read one tale before bed. :)


Anonymous said...

I highly enjoyed Disney's Robin Hood as a child as well! :)
I own an old copy of collected adventures of "King Arthur & His Knights", which is quite similar to the old "Robin Hood" tales and enjoyable in it's own funny way.

And you're right--perfect bedtime reading. btw- I'm following this blog now. How can I not? I Love books, news and old.

SisterlyLove said...

I'll have to look up that King Arthur book. Love old books! Oh, Disney's Robin Hood was one of my all time favorite movies growing up. We watched it ALL the time. :)
Thanks for following our blog! We don't update very often but we try. :)


Anonymous said...

Jane, it is time for a new post!
Just share *one*, just one book you've read... nothing fancy.