This is a short-story about a little boy named Robin who gest lost in Sherwood Forest, and is rescued by a young Robin Hood and his men. The little boy is taught woodcraft and is completely integrated into the gang. An interesting twist to the story is that little Robin is the son of the Sheriff of Nottingham, who goes to great lengths to find his son. Finally, after a year or so, he enters Sherwood with only a guide, is found by Robin Hood and his outlaws, and is reunited with his son, who has grown in character and skill dramatically over his absence.
This edition of the book contains all 23 original illustrations, rejuvenated.
George Manville Fenn (3 January 1831, Pimlico – 26 August 1909, Isleworth) was a prolific English novelist, journalist, editor and educationalist. Many of his novels were written for young adults. His final book was a biography of his fellow writer for juveniles, George Alfred Henty.
Fenn's first story for boys, Hollowdell Grange, appeared in 1867. It was followed by a long list of other novels for juveniles and adults. Having become editor of Cassell's Magazine in 1870, he purchased Once a Week and edited it until it closed in 1879. He also wrote for the theatre.
Fenn and his family lived at Syon Lodge, Isleworth, Middlesex, where he built up a library of 25,000 volumes and took up telescope making.
In 1855, he married Susanna Leake; they had two sons and six daughters.