Tales of Rowan Hood

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Tales of Rowan Hood
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The cover of the first book.

  • Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest
  • Lionclaw: A Tale of Rowan Hood
  • Outlaw Princess of Sherwood: A Tale of Rowan Hood
  • Wild Boy: A Tale of Rowan Hood
  • Rowan Hood Returns: The Final Chapter

AuthorNancy Springer
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung adult
PublisherPhilomel Books
Published2001–2005
Media typePrint (hardback and paperback)

The Tales of Rowan Hood are a series of five books by Nancy Springer.[1] The first book, which was published in 2001 by Philomel Books, focuses on a young girl who dresses as a boy and goes to join Robin Hood's men, in part because her father is Robin Hood.

Plot[edit]

Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest (2001)[edit]

The book features a young girl named Rosemary, the daughter of Robin Hood and a healer.[2] When her mother, Celandine, is burned alive in her home as a witch, Rosemary disguises herself as a boy, adopts the name Rowan, and leaves to find her father. Along the way she meets a dog she names Tykell, and the minstrel Lionel. She is accidentally spotted by Guy of Gisborne, who is enraged when she refuses to give her bow and arrows to him.

Lionclaw: A Tale of Rowan Hood (2001)[edit]

Lionel's father wants to kill and places a bounty on Lionel. Bounty hunters learn that Lionel and Rowan are friends, so capture and torture Rowan to draw out Lionel.[3][4]

Outlaw Princess of Sherwood: A Tale of Rowan Hood (2003)[edit]

Ettarde escapes an arranged marriage and rescues her mother from her abusive husband.

Wild Boy: A Tale of Rowan Hood (2004)[edit]

Tod, the son of the sheriff of Nottingham, is captured by Robin Hood's group, and caught in a man trap.

Rowan Hood Returns: The Final Chapter (2005)[edit]

After learning the identities of the four people who killed Celandine, Rowan sets out with the others on a journey to kill them for revenge.[5][6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Balestri, Avellina (1 May 2016). "Elvish Outlaw: A Review of Nancy Springer's "Tales of Rowan Hood" Series". St. Austin Review. St. Augustine's Press. Archived from the original on 30 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ Wood, Sarah A. (29 September 2003). "Outlaw Princess of Sherwood: A Tale of Rowan Hood". KidsReads. Archived from the original on 30 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Springer, Nancy. Lionclaw: A Tale of Rowan Hood". The School Librarian's Workshop. 23 (8): 6. April 2003 – via Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson).
  4. ^ Rohrlick, Paula (September 2002). "Springer, Nancy. Lionclaw; a tale of Rowan Hood". Kliatt. 36.5: 14 – via General OneFile.
  5. ^ Steffan, Donna (April 2006). "Rowan Hood Returns: The Final Chapter". Library Media Connection. 24 (7): 66 – via Academic Search Complete.
  6. ^ Kosiorek, Kathryn (October 2005). "Sringer, Nancy. Rowan Hood Returns: The Final Chapter". School Library Journal. October 2005: 174 – via Research in Context.
  7. ^ Mattson, Jennifer (1 September 2005). "Springer, Nancy. Rowan Hood Returns". Booklist. 102.1: 137 – via Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly.
  8. ^ "Springer, Nancy: Rowan Hood Returns: The Final Chapter". Kirkus Reviews. 1 June 2005: 643. 1 June 2005 – via General OneFile.