The champion of the destitute and downtrodden rides again. Meet young Robin Hood before he becomes the hero of Sherwood Forest, and follow along with his band of merry men as his adventures become the stuff of legend. This lavishly illustrated picture book makes a wonderful gift title to complement Arthur of Albion and The Arabian Nights, and features nine tales including: 'Robin Becomes an Outlaw', 'Robin Meets Little John', 'Robin and the Widow', and 'Robin's Last Battle'. about this title: A Barefoot Books Feature Title for 2012 with nationwide marketing and publicity campaign. Latest in the Advanced Readers collection, joining Arthur of Albion and The Adventures of Odysseus. Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, winner of the 2010 Kate Greenaway Award for his book FArTHER. Author tour for David Calcutt. Features endtes on life in medieval England. 'A 21st century classic where author and artist have woven their magic to breathe new life into the popular story of the world's most famous outlaw' - World Wide Robin Hood Society
about the author: David Calcutt writes plays and poems as well as stories. Some of his plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio and some are published for use in schools, youth theatres and colleges. He has also directed several large-scale community plays. Before he wrote Robin Hood, he spent a long time researching medieval outlaws and their worlds, and walking in the forests near his home in Wolverhampton. This is his first project with Barefoot Books. about the artist: Grahame Baker-Smith won the Kate Greenaway prize in 2011 for his children's book, FArTHER. With a career now stretching back twenty years, Grahame continues to challenge himself in his work and incorporates digital techniques alongside traditional media. A father of three, Grahame lives with his family in Bath. This is his first project with Barefoot Books.