|aRowan Hood :|boutlaw girl of Sherwood Forest /|cNancy Springer
|aNew York|bPuffin Books|c2002.
|a170, 11 p.|c20 cm.
|aIn her quest to connect with Robin Hood, the fathershe has never met, thirteen-year-old Rosemary disguisesherself as a boy, befriends a half-wolf,half-dog, arunaway princess, and an overgrown boy whose singing ishypnotic, and makes peace with her elfin heritage.Rosemary has nowhere to go when her beloved mother dies.She has never met her father--the outlaw Robin Hood. Soshe changes her name to Rowan, disguises herself as aboy, and make a perilous journeyto Sherwood Forest insearch of her lost father.
Rosemary has nowhere to go when her beloved mother dies. She has never met her father-the outlaw Robin Hood-and she's grown up among the woodland creatures her mother loved. So she decides to change her name to Rowan, disguise herself as a boy, and undertake a perilous journey through Sherwood Forest, in search of Robin Hood. But how will she find him? And will he offer her a home? "This tale is a charmer, filled with exciting action, plenty of humor, engaging characters, and a nice fantasy twist." (Booklist, starred review) "Rowan Hood reads like the first in a series, and teens are sure to hope that it will be just that, leading to many more." (VOYA)
Nancy Springer has published forty novels for adults, young adults and children. In a career beginning shortly after she graduated from Gettysburg College in 1970, Springer wrote for ten years in the imaginary realms of mythological fantasy, then ventured on contemporary fantasy, magical realism, and women’s fiction before turning her attention to children’s literature. Her novels and stories for middle-grade and young adults range from contemporary realism, mystery/crime, and fantasy to her critically acclaimed novels based on the Arthurian mythos, I AM MORDRED: A TALE OF CAMELOT and I AM MORGAN LE FAY. Springer’s children’s books have won her two Edgar Allan Poe awards, a Carolyn W. Field award, various Children’s Choice honors and numerous ALA Best Book listings. Her most recent series include the Tales of Rowan Hood, featuring Robin Hood’s daughter, and the Enola Holmes mysteries, starring the much younger sister of Sherlock Holmes. Ms. Springer lives in East Berlin, Pennsylvania.