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Hawksmaid: The Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian

You thought that you knew the legend of Robin Hood, but this is the untold story. Kathryn Lasky soars to magnificent new heights here, giving us a bold tale of bravery and romance. In Guardians of Ga’hoole, Lasky explores the behavior of owls. Now she uses her extensive research on hawks and the sport of falconry to again render a world that seamlessly blends natural history and fantasy.

Matty has been raised to dance well, embroider exquisitely and marry nobly. But when Matty's mother is murdered before her very eyes and her father, a nobleman, is reduced to poverty, Matty's life changes.

As the daughter of Nottingham's most famous falconer, she finds a new destiny in the hawks her father keeps. She begins to understand their thoughts and even speak their language. The beautiful Merlin Marigold becomes Matty’s closest winged companion and her fiercest ally.

It is a treacherous time in England. The Sheriff of Nottingham is rising to power and a true king has been kidnapped. Determined to fight, Matty's friend Fynn becomes Robin Hood. As maid Marian, Matty joins Fynn and his Merry Men, famously robbing from the rich to give to the poor.

You thought that you knew the legend, but this is the untold story. Best-selling author Kathryn Lasky soars to magnificent new heights here, giving us a bold tale of bravery and romance.

In Guardians of Ga’hoole, Lasky explores the behavior of owls. Now she uses her extensive research on hawks and the sport of falconry to again render a world that seamlessly blends natural history and fantasy.


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