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Book Recommendation - Heroine Addicts
Celebrating Women Who Dare
Book Recommendation
Title: The Outlaws of Sherwood Forest
Author: Robin McKinley

A retelling of the Robin Hood legend, this book portrays Robin and Marian, as well as a new friend, Much, as teenagers, just beginning to find their way. In this version, Robin is a woodsman, but it's Marian who is the archer (she takes Robin's place in the famous tournament) and acts as a leader for the Merry Men. It's Marian who encourages a reluctant outlaw Robin to steal from the rich and give to the poor, and to become a symbol for the others to follow. (There is also a second heroine to this tale, whom I absolutely adored from the moment she appeared, but that would ruin the surprise.) For anyone who always suspected "Maid Marian" was stronger than she looked, this book is sure to please.

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queen_in_autumn From: queen_in_autumn Date: January 6th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the recommendation!

This is one of those books I've seen for years, but never picked up.

I'll have to take a second look.
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