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Item - Outlaws of Sherwood Forest

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Combined Summary

Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 47
Translated Into: El desafiament d'en Robin Hood (Catalan)
El desafío de Robin Hood (Spanish)
På eventyr blandt de fredløse (Danish)
Author: Kushner, Ellen
Illustrator: Mitchell, Judith
Date: August, 1985 (First printing)
ISBNs: 0553250698 / 9780553250695 (First printing, New Zealand edition)
0553263889 / 9780553263886 (Later printing)
Length: 118 pages
Number of Endings: 33
User Summary: While stuck in a miserable summer camp, you wander across a fairy ring and get transported to England in the middle ages, where you encounter characters from the Robin Hood legend.
Demian's Thoughts:

Fairy rings seem a popular gamebook plot device. In any case, this is a decent book; the writing style is a bit more lively than is generally the case in this series, and there are occasional moments of humor. The book's use of the Robin Hood legend is fairly standard (not nearly as original as that seen in the first Knightmare book), but at least Maid Marian's portrayal is a bit odd. Undoubtedly, the book's most original contribution to the genre is a sequence in which you run into yourself, only the other you has made a different choice! The book also features some rather nice illustrations, a few of which contain some cute and subtle details; you have to love the gargoyles on page 18!

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Errata:Darth Sidious reports that the correct ending count is actually 31, contrary to the text on the cover.
Special Thanks:Thanks to Ken G. for the New Zealand cover scans.
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from Eagle comic, June 29, 1985. Thanks to Ed Jolley for the scan.