Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hawksmaid by Kathryn Lasky

He was Flynn. She was Matty. This is the story of how they became Robin Hood and Maid Marian.

What I thought: My obsession with Robin Hood is entirely due to the BBC's Robin Hood TV series. I was thrilled to hear about Kathryn Lasky's new book honoring the timeless hero. I wasn't disappointed. Lasky's version of Robin Hood and Maid Marian's story is unique. I was hooked from the first page. Hawksmaid is a real and believable back story that explains Robin and Marian's relationship in the movies and the TV shows. The falconry was an interesting aspect of the story. I liked the fantasy element it added to the story. Dare I hope that Ms. Lasky will continue the tale of her Robin and Marian?

(Harper, 2010)

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