“You have the blood of kings and rebels within you, love. Let it rise to meet the call.”
Isabelle of Kirklees has only ever known a quiet life inside the sheltered walls of the convent, where she lives with her mother, Marien. But after she is arrested by royal soldiers for defending innocent villagers, Isabelle becomes the target of the Wolf, King John’s ruthless right hand. Desperate to keep her daughter safe, Marien helps Isabelle escape and sends her on a mission to find the one person who can help: Isabelle’s father, Robin Hood.
As Isabelle races to stay out of the Wolf’s clutches and find the father she’s never known, she is thrust into a world of thieves and mercenaries, handsome young outlaws, new enemies with old grudges, and a king who wants her entire family dead. As she joins forces with Robin and his Merry Men in a final battle against the Wolf, will Isabelle find the strength to defy the crown and save the lives of everyone she holds dear?
In Hood, author Jenny Elder Moke reimagines the world of Robin Hood in lush, historical detail and imbues her story with more breathless action than has ever come out of Sherwood Forest before. This novel is a must-read for historical-fiction fans, adventure lovers, and reluctant readers alike!
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Praise for HOOD:
“A twisty, fast-paced adventure that will be an excellent addition to every collection, but especially where mythology, legend, and historical fiction are in demand.”
– School Library Journal, starred review
“An exciting read from beginning to end…the quick pace, daring rescues, and, of course, plenty of archery will keep the pages turning.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“[Elder] Moke does the Robin Hood tale justice, imbuing the legend with historical accuracy…and a good dosage of the classic, jovial shenanigans of the Merry Men.”
– Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
A Fall 2020 Junior Library Guild selection
2020 Mayor’s Book Club selection