This is a brand new addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", which is aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, and helps build confidence and ability. Robin Hood, along with his band of Merry Men, robs from the rich to give to the poor. But when the cruel Sheriff of Nottingham threatens the throne of King Richard, can Robin save the kingdom and win the heart of the fair Maid Marian? It is evocatively illustrated by Alan Marks, who also illustrated the "Young Reading" titles "Moonfleet" and "The Railway Children". It is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.