Shadows of Sherwood

Shadows of Sherwood

A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure

Book - 2015
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When Nott City is taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown, and her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley flees for her life and joins a group of children trying to take back what is rightfully theirs in this futuristic retelling of Robin Hood.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
ISBN: 9781619636347
1619636344
9781681190235
1681190230
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 22 cm.

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Tigard_HollyCP Nov 15, 2019

Futuristic, dystopian Robin Hood tale with a biracial girl, Robyn Loxley, as the protagonist. Robyn often sneaks out her window and into a nearby junkyard to find useful stuff to tinker with. Tonight should be just like any other, but for some reason the junkyard is suddenly overrun with heavily armed military police. When she arrives home, she discovers her parents are gone and all that remains is a pool of blood. She soon comes to learn that she was meant to disappear along with her parents. And thus the start of an adventure in which she discovers that the old moon lore may be more than just superstition; the braid she wears in her hair may represent more than just a way of keeping her hair out of her face; and most importantly, the only way she may be able to save her family and the citizens of Sherwood is by placing her trust in others. This fast-paced, exciting first of a series is a very interesting combination of an old legend, science fiction and mystery. Highly recommend.

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pianogurl87
Oct 24, 2015

I'm happy to see that another author has taken a well know story (Robin Hood) and transformed it into a modern story (now Robyn Hoodlum). I'm interested to see how the story unfolds since this is only the first book of the series. It really leaves you hanging at the end.

ChristchurchLib Sep 21, 2015

"Mischievous Robyn Loxley likes to explore Nott City at night, but one evening she returns home to find that she wasn't the only one sneaking around: her parents (along with other members of Parliament) have been kidnapped and the power-hungry Governor Crown has taken over the government. Clutching the handful of confusing clues her father left behind, Robyn flees to nearby Sherwood, where she meets several other parentless misfits, and together they begin to fight back against the Governor's control. Inspired by the tale of legendary hero Robin Hood, this action-packed near-future adventure is the 1st in the Robyn Hoodlum series." Kids' Books September 2015 newsletter http://libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/1041c1e6-0f52-4f9c-b755-c1628d7a9ac6?postId=8c10e2db-9729-46f9-a58a-3c53e447140c

Chapel_Hill_KarinM Aug 31, 2015

A loose retelling of the Robin Hood story featuring a biracial tween in a dystopian future America. Some of the references were really natural and clever, as were many of the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural touches. Pretty good series-opener.

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Dec 14, 2018

violet_wolf_1209 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 24

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