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Discover the legend of Robin Hood through eleven action-packed adventure stories. Outlawed and living in hiding in Sherwood Forest, Robin, Marian and their band of friends have many adventures, keeping one step ahead of the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham and his men . . . Robin Hood is the most daring of heroes and tales of his bravery and cunning have been handed down for hundreds of years. In this wonderfully fresh retelling, celebrated writer Adrian Mitchell makes these stories both thrilling and funny for today's children - tracing the life of Robin Hood from mischievous young runaway to legendary hero. Brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark, whose glowing illustrations superbly recreate the green and leafy world of the forest and all the characters who live there. Including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John and more. This beautiful hardback gift book is fully illustrated throughout, with a stunning foiled jacket. Discover more classic story collections from Orchard Books: Orchard Greek Myths Orchard Aesop's Fables The Greatest Stories Ever Told (featuring King Arthur, Sinbad the Sailor and more) Orchard Ballet Stories
The Siege was commissioned by schools from across the UK, when they decided that there was a noticeable lack of good plays for teenagers with a reasonable but not restricting cast size. The story follows the Swados Family, living in the city of Arden which is taken under siege by the neighbouring town of Dower. Some people turn to drugs, others to the church, others find their own ways of coping with daily life. Follow the struggle of the family and their fellow citizens in a play which has everything.
On a glorious summer's afternoon, young Alice happens upon a smartly dressed rabbit looking at his watch and muttering 'I'm too late!' This being an unexpected occurrence, she follows him down a nearby rabbit hole and falls in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll's timeless children's stories Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There are magically brought to life in this new adaptation by Adrian Mitchell, specially commissioned for a Christmas production by the RSC. The amazing Lobster Quadrille, the Queen of Hearts' infamous croquet match and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party are just a few of the remarkable events and characters in this enchanting play.
The Mammoth is the greatest sailing ship ever built. It is to carry Princess Alysoun from Norway to Scotland, where she is to marry King Andrew the Bold. But she falls in love with Sir Patrick Spens, the bravest captain to sail the seven seas. This is a passionate, funny, subversive celebration of a play.
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