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Robyn Hood: Outlaw Princess by [Reynolds,John]
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Length: 84 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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* A modern take on a classic story
* Robyn is transported back in time to Sherwood Forest
* Based on a full-length musical of the same name

Robyn Howard is a teenage schoolgirl. She lives with her father and her workaholic mother who always seems too busy for her. Robyn dreams of making a difference and wonders why there are so few famous women in history.

After her mother lets her down yet again, she finds herself having a really bad day at school, including quarelling with William, her boyfriend. There is a sudden violent lightning storm and Robyn is transported to a forest, dressed in medieval clothing and surrounded by young women who address her as Robyn Hood. She quickly realises that they regard her as the leader of their band — and that she’s in Sherwood Forest, about to launch a raid on King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Robyn Hood: Outlaw Princess is based on a full-length musical of the same name for which the author wrote the storyline, dialogue and lyrics (music by Gary Daverne). The show has been widely performed in New Zealand, the UK and the USA.

About the Author

John Reynolds is a New Zealand writer, educator and filmmaker. He has written three books and four full-length musicals, and has lectured extensively on education and media. His doctoral thesis was on the life of veteran New Zealand filmmaker John O’Shea. John Reynolds lives in Auckland.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1542 KB
  • Print Length: 84 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Starblaze Publications (22 September 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #521,671 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars perfect short story book 6 January 2017
By Mimi Jazman - Published on
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Robyn Hood: Outlaw Princess by John Reynolds is a standalone novel about an ambitious young girl. The book is short and easy to understand, it is also full of life lessons and I really like the book as young readers' reading material. It is not too bland even it is supposed to be for the younger readers, there is enough adventures and excitement going on in the book and I also think it would make a perfect bedtime story.

The book has a strong plot, the tension grows gradually and I really like when the author writes about how Robyn in school, in the beginning, the author let us know Robyn first by writing about Robyn background; her relationship with her parents. I really like it that the author provides us enough backstory of Robyn so that we could connect better with our main character.

As for the characterization, Robyn is among those strong female main casts. She is young but she is not afraid of stating her own opinion, she is determined, fearless and kind. But as the book develops, you could see how Robyn has her own flaws and that is the beauty of this book. The author still writes about Robyn's flaws even when she is supposed to be perfect. As she continues to change and dealing with her new challenges, she becomes wiser and better. I really like it as the young reader attitude and thinking will continue to develop with her.

I would recommend this book for every parent and for every young reader that are interested in a perfect short story book that filled with adventure and life lessons.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read 12 February 2017
By Sandra - Published on
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I was immediately attracted to the compelling and beautiful cover of this novel, and the title also immediately piqued my interest, as it was such a witty and interesting idea on how to rework the traditional story of Robin Hood - a story I adored growing up! The synopsis of the novel hinted that the story would be a fun read, and I immediately felt interested in reading this story, as it combines so many of my favourite themes/genres, such as time travel, historical elements, adventure, mystery, drama and action. This novel lived up to my expectations, and I enjoyed it immensely. I loved that the story revolves around strong female characters, and it would be a wonderful book for young female readers, as it is inspiring and relatable. This novel is also great for adult readers, though, as the story is fun and full of adventure and is ideal for adult readers who enjoy young adult stories. The story is really well written, the editing was good, and I felt like the story and characters jumped off the pages. The novel has a fast pace and I did not feel bored at any point, and the characters and overall plot were well developed. I immensely enjoyed this novel and would definitely read more from this author. A highly recommended read for young adults and adults alike.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong Female Character 23 February 2017
By Marcus and Paula - Published on
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As the description says Robyn Hood: Outlaw Princess is based on a full-length musical of the same name that the author wrote the storyline, dialogue, and lyrics for. Although the show has been widely performed here the USA, I have never seen it. So my review is based only on the book. The story begins as a teenage schoolgirl, Robyn Howard is disappointed once again by her workaholic mother. Always too busy for the young girl has once again broken a promise to spend time with her. Her day doesn't get any better when she gets detention and is made to write an essay on famous men in history. Then just before heading to detention, she has a falling out with a boy she really likes, William. As detention begins and she begins to write the dreaded essay, there is a sudden storm, and Robyn is transported to Sherwood forest. Dressed in medieval clothing, she finds herself surrounded by a group of young women who address her as Robyn Hood. One of the girls, Willow, explains what has happened and assures her that all will be well with her. The author as transports the reader with vivid and exciting details of her alter life and the exploits that take place while she is there. As her time in the past comes to an end, the author quickly wraps up the story in the last chapter as she awakes in the school's sick bay. I wish more work had gone into the conclusion for such a well-written tale it felt forced and stilted.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Robyn Howard was having a bad day. Her mother left on a business trip ... 13 December 2016
By Julie Baswell - Published on
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Robyn Howard was having a bad day. Her mother left on a business trip without telling her. Because of that, Robyn took her anger out on her father. Then she has a run-in with the school principal and got detention. And as if that wasn’t enough, she has a tiff with her new love interest. Could things get any worse? While in detention a freak thunderstorm comes through and somehow zaps Robyn to another dimension in which she is Robyn Hood, the leader of a ragtag group of women warriors living in Sherwood Forest. In time, she discovers that she is actually one of her own ancestors. It’s a good thing Robyn enjoyed learning history, especially her own. She just may be able to salvage this day after all.

This was a fun, quick read that I’m sure any teen would enjoy. Although it was too short to acquire any depth to the characters, it was still easy to glean some personality from a few of them. Robyn seemed to have a chip on her shoulder, and I think the story would have more value if that had been explored more. It would have rounded her character out more. As it was, I just felt like she was a spoiled brat. I hope this becomes a series because there were too many questions left unanswered.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars YA Girl Power 25 February 2017
By ebienic - Published on
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Robyn is a typical 17 year old high school student having a really bad day. But after being sent to detention by her sniveling principal and assigned an essay on great historical men, she has a very atypical experience, as a freak storm transports her to the Sherwood Forest, in a gender bending Robin Hood role. Will she be able to lead her Merry Women to victory against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham?

Robyn Hood is a cute girl power YA novel that imagines Robin Hood as a female leader of the merry Sherwood Forest band, fighting against the patriarchy and mostly winning. While it didn’t really go much deeper than that, I thought it worked fine for the tween reader set. While I wouldn’t necessarily call Robyn the embodiment of female empowerment it was a nice twist on the usual teenage angsty novels. If you are looking for an interesting read for your tween girl this is a safe (no sex or drugs, just a little soothsaying by the Friar Tuck knock off) this is an easy to get into novel.