The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood retells the legends of the English outlaw Robin Hood, adapting the old ballads to be read by children. The story sees Robin become an outlaw and follows his adventures as he recruits Merry Men and outwits the local authorities. Pyle's stories set a precedent for much of the modern Robin Hood mythology and storytelling.
2) Men of Iron
Damsels in distress? Gallant knights riding into battle? Medieval pageantry and pomp? Men of Iron, an extensively researched and meticulously detailed historical novel by Howard Pyle, has all of this and more. If you're looking for an escape hatch into the golden age of medieval triumphs and travails, this engaging read is sure to please.
A run-in with a mysterious woman sets off a series of events that compel protagonist Jonathan Rugg to undertake a globe-spanning quest for a renowned—and quite possibly cursed—jewel. Along the way, he encounters all manner of adversity and nefarious characters—and learns a lot about his own mettle and strength in the process.
Orphaned and abandoned at birth, Otto is thrust into terrible circumstances time and time again as the result of the decades-long feud in which his family is embroiled. However, even in spite of the almost unimaginable adversity he faces, the young boy's character is strong and he makes the best of his situation. Otto of the Silver Hand is an engaging and inspiring read for young and old alike.
Want to spend some time in the hazy, dreamy space between the real world and fantasy? Dig into Howard Pyle's Twilight Land, an enchanting collection of fairy tales that are cleverly woven together into a book-long narrative. You won't want to break the spell that these delightful stories cast.