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Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest Audio CD – Sep 1 2002


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  • Audio CD: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Perfection Learning (Sept. 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402534078
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402534072
  • ASIN: 0756912288
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 12.2 x 18.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)


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Gathering coltsfoot at the edge of the forest, pulling the plants, roots and all, with tough steel knife, Rosemary had just straightened when she felt her mother's protection wrap around her, so strong it made her drop her basket. Read the first page
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By A Customer on April 28 2004
Format: Paperback
(...)I liked this story. I thought it was a really, really good book but not perfect. The only thing that kept it from being the best was that the author gave away too much too soon sometimes.
Rowan Hood is about a girl whose house is burned down by a bad person (I'm not going to tell you who though since I don't want to spoil the story). The bad person goes on to capture and kill her mother leaving Rowan with only a father who she has never met and who lives out in the woods. Rowan is forced to use her toy bow and arrow to hunt for food to survive but eventually her skills get better and so do her weapons.
My favorite character was Guy of Gisborn. He is a bad guy who hunts outlaws but he does a lot of exciting things that make the book more adventurous.
I liked this book because there is a lot of adventure and surprises along the way. I would recommend you buy this book if you are into books that are set in the time of knights and archers. I think both kids and grownups will like this book.
If you like this book, I think you will also like The Dragon Slayer's Academy series and the Deltora Quest series.
I hope you like this book as much as I did.
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By Flame_926 on April 19 2004
Format: Paperback
The tale of Robin Hood just never seems to get old. I would disagree with the posted age suggestion and say ages 7-10. The book is very thin and a quick read without many difficult vocabulary words.
What I enjoyed about this book was its characters. Rowan herself was more adult than child in terms of the way that she thought but was an excellent heroine due to her selflessness and desire to help others. The character of Etty will definitely will some fans as she sheds her princess role and becomes an outlaw girl, one that is one of Rowan's best friends. The only character I was a little surprised at was Robin Hood himself as he seemed to be a little too ignorant and gutsy to have really survived half a day in Nottingham. Regadless, it was an excellent and fun character.
I would say that readers of this book would also like the books by Tamora Pierce and Robin McKinley when they are older due to the definite presence of strong female heroines.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a pleasant story about a young girl whose mother has just been killed. The young girl, Rowan, realizes that life could become very hard. She had been told that Robin Hood is her father, and so she goes looking for him.
She has adventures on the way to Sherwood Forrest. There are a number of minor miracles. She picks up a dog who becomes her protector. This has a bit of fantasy and she meets up with some elves who give her some help.
She finally meets Robin Hood, and isn't sure at first if she can trust him. They have some adventures together.
The ending is a bit silly. A group of young children are suppose to somehow survive the dangerous woods. It is very exiting, and fun for young children to read about, but only by a steady stream of minor miracles would they be able to survive.
The story has a good feel for seeing medieval times through the eyes of a young girl. The story is an easy read. Most young girls will probably enjoy the story.
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Format: Paperback
A tale of Robin's young, innocent daughter, Rowan, finding her place in a world suddenly made harsh by the death of her mother. Along the way she blooms in adversity and meets new friends, two legged or four, each of them helping her come to terms with her destiny. The story ends with her and all of the characters given much room for further development, though Rowan given a firmer base than her other companions, understandably. I find that it was a good place to end considering there is obviously a sequel for one of the other main characters.
It is a nice relaxing book for those who have read too much drama and darkness in the different versions of Robin Hood. However, if it is your first time into the world of Robin Hood, make sure you're young enough to enjoy it at face value, for while the themes of the story have depth, it was written for children after all.
It was all excellently put together and I would keep this book (and perhaps its entire forthcoming series) on my shelves for my kids when I have them, right beside "Tuck Everlasting" and "Bridge to Terabithia".
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By A Customer on Aug. 18 2003
Format: Paperback
An awesome book by far! If you like female heroines and tales of Robin and his Merry Men this is the book for you! A book about Robin Hood's daughter who grew up with her mother just outside a small village, but when her mother dies her world turns upsidedown. Thus begins a story of courage and strength as a young girl sets out on quest to find her father.
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Format: Hardcover
When her half-aelfe mother, Celandine, is murdered, thirteen-year-old Rosemary Hood finds that she has no choice but to go find the father she has never known---the famous outlaw of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood. Disguising herself as a boy, and taking the name Rowan, she begins her daring journey into Sherwood Forest to track down her father. Soon she enlists the help of a band of followers, including Lionel, the cowardly giant, who has a gift with music, a runaway princess, and a half-wolf, half-dog. Together this strange pairing of people must survive the many perils of Sherwood Forest. However when Rowan gets the news that Robin Hood had been captured, can she gather up her courage to go and save him? Can she live up to her famous name?
I had high expectations for Nancy Springer's book Rowan and many of them were met, though not all. As always Nancy Springer weaves together a great fantasy tale, but somehow Rowan just doesn't pass to me as a heroine. This book is still good and I do recommend people who enjoy fantasy to read it.
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