From School Library Journal
Grade 3-4?As she did in Robin Hood and His Merry Men (McElderry, 1994), Curry retells seven short tales in a clear and lively style, accessible to newly independent readers. Simple declarative sentences and plenty of dialogue keep the narrative moving. Unfamiliar terms are defined in the back. Downing's crosshatched pencil drawings accurately capture the medieval trappings of the citizens of Nottingham and the legendary denizens of Sherwood forest. They enliven the episodes and add interest. An enjoyable addition.?JoAnn Rees, Sunnyvale Public Library, CA
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Gr. 3^-5. The sequel to Curry's Robin Hood and His Merry Men
(1994), this little chapter book features seven stories written briefly and simply. The first adventure concerns Robin meeting, fighting, and recruiting Friar Tuck. In another episode, Maid Marion joins the men of Sherwood Forest after disguising herself as a page to escape the sheriff and his men. In the last chapter, Robin meets the king and goes to London to live in his court, but he soon becomes disenchanted and returns to the greenwood. Shaded black-and-white pencil drawings, two per chapter, illustrate the tales. Readers who can't yet manage the classic editions of Robin Hood will find this book an attractive introduction to the tales. Carolyn Phelan