Robin Hood – reviewed by Julia Nesterova

Robin Hood

by Stephen Colbourn

Reviewed by Julia Nesterova

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I have chosen this book because I’ve read it in Russian and have seen a cartoon. I also was interested in reading it in English. In fact I wanted to compare the language in original and the translation. It is so exciting to understand if there is any difference or not.

The stories of Robin Hood are folk stories. People told these legends to each other over many centuries. The first books about Robin Hood appeared long ago too. There are a lot of songs and poems nowadays which were written by “Robin Hood” stories.

Robin Hood is a fearless warrior who fights for the truth. He lives in the forest with other outlaws. Robin Hood with friends rob rich people and give stolen money to poor people. He is an honest and fair man. Robin Hood is the best archer in England and he likes to be the winner. Besides this he is tender and romantic. He has a big love of his life – Maid Marian. Robin gets married to Maid Marian when King Richard comes back to England.

I think that Robin Hood is one of the most expressive characters of English literature. Legends about Robin Hood teach readers to be fair, to protect weak, to help friends, to guard love.

I recommend this book to all my friends because legends about Robin Hood are exciting, gripping and absorbing.