“Lythe and listin, gentilmen,
That be of frebore blode;
I shall you tel of a gode yeman,
His name was Robyn Hode.”
-A Gest of Robyn Hode
“…puts a brilliant spin on the traditional tales of Robin Hood and Maid Marian.”
School Library Journal on The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate
Welcome Robin Hood Wednesdays!
I don’t know about you, but I plan on making my way to the movie theater on May 14th to see the new Robin Hood movie starring Russell Crowe. When it comes to this kind of movie they had me at ‘Ro…
My Youngest Templar series features a young archer from Sherwood Forest by the name of Robard Hode. He is gifted with his longbow and quick with a wise crack. He is the best friend of the Protagonist Tristan of St. Alban’s. I based Robard on a real figure who may have been one of the original men who helped create the modern image of the dashing bandit who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor.
I’ve also taken great joy in noticing the similarity between the Robin Hood Movie poster and the cover of The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate. And I’m overjoyed to know that Robin Hood and the Robin Hood legend will be back in the news again. It’s one of the great stories of our culture and has all the exciting elements we crave.
For the next few weeks, I’ll be having a special blog post every Wednesday to talk about some various aspects of the Robin Hood legend. As you might imagine in writing The Youngest Templar series, I did a great deal of research and learned a lot of fascinating things about the “Hero of Sherwood.”
And for you teachers and librarians out there, if you’re looking for a summer reading program or activities for your patrons or students, might I suggest a Robin Hood theme? Along with my posts I’ll also feature some downloadable materials like word search and crossword puzzles with a The Youngest Templar and Robin Hood theme. You can download a newly posted hidden message word search for The Youngest Templar: Orphan of Destiny here! I’ll also make some recommendations about books you can suggest if you or a student or patron is interested in the Robin Hood Legend.
But of course I’d start first with The Youngest Templar.
I’m just sayin’…