Forbidden Forest: The Story of Little John and Robin Hood

Forbidden Forest: The Story of Little John and Robin Hood [Download] ➽ Forbidden Forest: The Story of Little John and Robin Hood ➽ Michael Cadnum – This companion book to the author's highly acclaimed In a Dark Wood tells the story of one of the most beloved literary legends of all time Little JohnMichael Cadnum takes us on a journey through medi This companion book to the The Story Kindle ´ author's highly acclaimed In a Dark Wood tells the story of one of the most beloved literary legends of all time Little JohnMichael Cadnum takes us on a journey through medieval England and deep into the heart of Sherwood Forest From his humble beginnings as John Tannerson son of the Tanner we watch John Little's story unfold as Forbidden Forest: Epub / he grows into one of our most beloved heroes of lore Litte John The adventure begins on a ferry north of Nottingham A thwarted attempt to save a man's life forces John into the life of an outlaw To escape capture he hides in Sherwood Forest where he joins Robin Hood and his band of merry men and the excitement begins.

  • Hardcover
  • 218 pages
  • Forbidden Forest: The Story of Little John and Robin Hood
  • Michael Cadnum
  • English
  • 22 April 2015
  • 9780439317740

About the Author: Michael Cadnum

Michael Cadnum has had a The Story Kindle ´ number of jobs over the course of his life including pick and shoveler for the York Archaeological Trust in York England and substitute teacher in Oakland California but his true calling is writing He is the author of thirty five books including the National Book Award finalist The Book of the Lion His Calling Home and Breaking the Forbidden Forest: Epub / Fall were both nominated for the.

10 thoughts on “Forbidden Forest: The Story of Little John and Robin Hood

  1. Abigail Abigail says:

    Cadnum returns to Sherwood Forest for his second exploration of the Robin Hood myth told this time from the alternating perspectives of Little John and Margaret Lea John fleeing from the law after he accidentally kills a man at first takes up with the aristocratic robber baron Red Roger before falling in with Robin Hood Margaret falsely accused of murdering her new husband on their wedding night flees also to the forest where after many plot convolutions the two fall in love and Margaret joins the outlawsI found this somewhat of a disappointment after Cadnum's excellent In a Dark Wood which retells the Robin Hood legend from the perspective of Geoffrey Sheriff of Nottingham Somehow Forbidden Forest had none of the emotional power of the earlier title nor the thought provoking dialogue If I were not so deeply in love with the entire Robin Hood mythos I would probably have rated this lower than I did

  2. Sandra Strange Sandra Strange says:

    This realistic story Little John and Robin Hood parallels and explains many of the legends associated with that “outlaw” Told mostly from Little John’s point of view with sections told by a merchant’s daughter the adventure appeals to both girls and boys The book gives a realistic portrait of life in early medieval England Although the format of the book makes it look like it is aimed at middle schooljunior high audiences this retelling is NOT for faint of heart Mature but not horribly offensive bawdiness and sexual references as well as explicit portrayals of medieval torture and punishment and violence make this a mature book It is basically positive though the thievery is taken for granted because of the horrible ineuities of the times The story is well told with dynamic protagonists who grow and change facing problems uniue to medieval England and common to adolescents everywhere

  3. Brandon Owen Brandon Owen says:

    Summary TeaseForbidden Forest The Story of Little John and Robin Hood is a fictional interpretation of the legend of Robin Hood told shadowing the thoughts of John Little The story begins before John had ever known Robin Hood truly existed as he and his master try to grab a penny or two off of some rich folks on a ferry Things go awry when a knight catches them stealing and John is forced to flee the scene leaving his master behind presumably to die In the struggle he accidently kills the knight and therefore is looked upon as an outlaw by the entire kingdom forcing John to plunge himself deep into the Forbidden Forest in hiding While there he encounters a few different groups of unsatisfactory thieves until he eventually stumbles across the fabled Robin Hood where he is accepted into their band of thieves so beginning their romp through historyWho might be interested in this book? Why?While the appeal of Robin Hood to most people isn’t too strong I truly think that this book might be interesting to a decently large group of people I believe this because when I was reading this book I was genuinely intrigued by its adventurous plot and developed characters despite the fact that I don’t necessarily care for the tale of Robin Hood In a broad sense this book would appeal to any reader looking for an adventurous story with a little bit of action That being said anyone looking for a modern take on a classic tale would also be uite pleased with this book Additionally this books medieval setting would appeal to most lovers of history or the medieval eraOverall Satisfaction I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars because even though I’m not really a fan of the legend of Robin Hood I did thoroughly enjoy this book Cadnum’s uniue style of storytelling kept me engaged in this book and I am glad to say that I was delightfully surprised with this book The only reason I didn’t give this book 5 out of 5 stars is because I only give my absolutely favorite books that rating This book was an adventurous romp from cover to cover for there aren’t really any dull moments Following the life of an outlaw with morals is pretty entertaining and the constant tension of being caught by the law or killed by a villager keeps the pages turning Overall I enjoyed this book uite a bitLiterary skills at least 3 of our keywordsJargon some medieval terminology is used argument stealing from the rich is okay because they have than enough and characterization many of the characters are characterized as ‘good thieves’

  4. Kara Kara says:

    So Little John is my favorite I know its cliché but there is something extremely lovable about the “gentle giant” whose heart is the only thing stronger than his muscles But it’s a trope cliché archetype whatever that WORKS Just about every version of the Robin Hood story uses it writers love tearing apart the Robin Hood character and putting him back together looking stranger than a Picasso painting but Little John stays as the moral compass He is someone you can count on to say what is the right thing to do In this version we focus on Little John’s origin and watch how one ordinary day spirals uickly out of control into a Very Bad Day that ends with a man dead and Little John on the run for his life John makes friends and enemies at a fast clip but things don’t really take off until the famous bridge scene when he meets – and fights – a very cheerful Robin Hood and is soon the much respected second in command of the outlaw groupThe story then starts jumping back and forth from the forest to Nottingham where we meet Margaret a merchant’s daughter and the betrothed of a knight who may or may not have killed his previous wife so she’s understandably nervous about her wedding day The wedding comes and awkwardly her husband ends up dead in a fight that she gets the blame for leading her to make a run for the forest as well where she and John fall in love practically on first sight There’s a lot of running and hiding as they both try to outmaneuver the deputy intent in both their heads but there’s an happy ending for the two young people and a fitting one considering they fall in love as much with the forest as with each other The book has a sort of dreamlike uality throughout – I would have preferred something down to earth but I still give it high marks for realism without a lot of shoe horning as it deftly makes the point that life was nasty brutish and short I also really enjoyed how everyone in the book uses a variety of accents and dialects depending on who they are talking to – farmers will speak one way to each other and then uite differently to a knight or a priest or a nun Accent say a lot about a person’s station class and background as well as how they rank to the person they are talking to And tellingly Robin Hood has the only accent that does not change but neither is identifiable as any particular rank or place – he is in every way – outside the norm

  5. Emily Tierney Emily Tierney says:

    This story of war justice and love is told through the eye's of Little John With a name like Little John you'd think he was a young boy yet surprisingly enough Little John is just Robin Hood's younger assistant As the story begins John is left on an empty field with nothing but the earth and wind surrounding him; as time goes by the reader is told the promising story of how John and Robin are united and create a friendship of faith and trust Later the story explains why Robin stole from the rich and gave to the poor like any story involving a dangerous plain one character has a disagreeing thought John yet he soon realizes that he now has the power to change others lives for good As this tale counties Robin finds himself in love with the fair maiden or as others may call her the Princess When her life is threatened through rape and death Robin jumps in and save her; this sadly leads into war for this Princess hand in marriage Many men die yet Robin and John live Robin gets married to the princess John slowly fades to the background to live his life in peace with the tale of the brave Robin Hood always in his mind

  6. Tay Mackey Tay Mackey says:

    This book is about a guy named Little John and he tries to save a person in his village The villager is getting excuted for perjury Little John then saves the villager because he believes he is innocent The king and his men then chase him so they can put him in jail and maybe excute him Little John then excapes and has to find another place to live While he is trying to find his way around he runs into Robin Hood and his crew Robin Hood and his crew invite him to the crew and now he lives life as a hero He has to try to get use to stealing from the rich and give to the poor The king and his noble still search for him You have to read the rest of the book to figure out what happens I think this is a good book because it teaches bravery and courage It has good imagery and uses very good descriptions I think this book would be great for younger people who like the midevil times

  7. Emily Hughes Emily Hughes says:

    I found this book to be fairly mediocre There was no explanation for what I think was old English inserted randomly throughout the book I really don't see why they were there It was really odd and confusing but it fits in with a lot of other odd and confusing aspects of the book Often I felt a little whiplash Some of the scenes consisted of only four or five sentences making it feel like the author has ADHD It made everything feel disconnected The scenes would skip time an dnot explain how some important things came to be I thought at times the story difficult to follow The book became less entertaining for the latter half The story was harder to follow and characters became annoying

  8. R.M. ArceJaeger R.M. ArceJaeger says:

    Although this book starts with John becoming an outlaw I found it kind of dullat first About 14 of the way through the book a certain other character was introduced not Robin Hood and then things started to get much interesting In the end I was pleased with the book although the ending left me dissatisfied

  9. Dominique Dominique says:

    This book was geared for a young adult and the foreshadowing was uite obvious though it might not be for the readers this book is geared for

  10. Janet Janet says:

    A good story An easy read

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