Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Tales of Rowan Hood

Adventures in Sherwood Forest with the daughter of Robin Hood, and her band of merry outlaws... I love this series. I've not read any of the Rowan Hood series books by Nancy Springer to my kids yet, but a friend's 8-year old daughter loves them, so I wanted to check them out.

Rowan is a brave, smart and kind leader and a wonderful heroine, and Springer easily pulls readers in with her beautiful descriptions of Sherwood Forest, and adventure in spades. Rowan's father, the King of Thieves himself—Robin Hood, makes appearances in the stories too, and helps save the day occasionally. I've yet to finish the series, but this series is a fun twist on a classic tale.

I see these books being a big hit in our house in a few years.

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