July 26, 2010
Rowan Hood - by Nancy Springer
This excellent book adds to the legend of Robin Hood by adding young Rosemary (Rowan) to the list of the outlaws of Sherwood forest. It is full of wild adventure, but also has some very charming moments. Settle in with this book and you'll find yourself cheering for Rowan, and wishing you had a little of her magic yourself. Read this if you love medieval warfare and characters, old-fashioned stories that are not out-of-date at all, strong girl characters, magic, archery, wolf dogs, outlaws who laugh in the face of danger, or very good series.
(Note: The covers leave something to be desired, but the writing is spectacular.)