Robin Hood is an archetypal figure in English folklore, whose story originates from medieval times, but who remains significant in popular culture where he is known for “stealing from the rich and giving to the poor” and fighting against injustice and tyranny. Enter Sherwood Forest with Robin's band of merry men, and meet such unforgettable characters as Friar Tuck, Little John, Allan-a-Dale, the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, and wicked King John.
When a bow-and-arrow wielding crack-shot witnesses how cruelly the peasants are being treated by the lords of the land, he decides to become a righteous outlaw and fight against their tyranny, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. This is the exciting adventure story of the legendary Robin Hood, the best-known and best-loved outlaw of all time!
Henry Gilbert was a popular children's author, and the paternal grandfather of Molly Holden. His books continue to be reprinted. His books are noted for both their historical accuracy and their style.