Hood (Hardcover)

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Sixteen-year-old Isabelle has grown up in a remote English convent under the care of her mother, the Prioress. Right from the first page readers know Isabelle’s quiet life is about to change dramatically. After shooting a knight with her bow and arrow, she’s in serious trouble and on the run. Hood reimages the legend of Robin Hood, and this time, readers get to experience Sherwood Forest and England under the cruelty of King John’s reign from the point of view of his daughter, Isabelle. The result is a great adventure story filled with lots of witty dialogue, an endearing thief as a love interest, and a strong female main character with the archery skills of Katniss Everdeen. Jenny Elder Moke explores the themes of trust and betrayal when she gives Isabelle an impossible choice to make, with deadly consequences for her small family. Between that and richly developed emotional ties connecting the central characters, I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough.

— Jenny Chou


You have the blood of kings and rebels within you, love. Let it rise to meet the call.Isabelle of Kirklees has only ever known a quiet life inside the sheltered walls of the convent, where she lives with her mother, Marien. But after she is arrested by royal soldiers for defending innocent villagers, Isabelle becomes the target of the Wolf, the ruthless right hand of the corrupt King John. To keep her daughter safe, Marien helps Isabelle escape and sends her on a mission to find the only person who can save them now: the infamous outlaw Robin Hood. Who also happens to be Isabelle's father. Isabelle races to stay out of the Wolf’s clutches and find the father she’s never known, thrusting her into a world of thieves and mercenaries, roguish young outlaws, new enemies with old grudges, and a king who wants her entire family dead. As she fights for her rightful place among the Merry Men in a desperate bid to stop the Wolf's merciless plans, can Isabelle find the strength to defy the crown and save the lives of everyone she holds dear?
In Hood, author Jenny Elder Moke reimagines the world of Robin Hood in lush, historical detail and imbues her story with more breathless action than has ever come out of Sherwood Forest before.

About the Author

Jenny Elder Moke writes young adult fiction in an attempt to recapture the shining infinity of youth. She worked for several years at an independent publisher in Austin, TX before realizing she would rather write the manuscripts than read them. She is a member of the Texas Writer’s League and has studied children’s writing with Liz Garton Scanlon. She was a finalist in the Austin Film Festival Fiction Podcast Competition in 2017 for her podcast script, Target. When she is not writing, she’s gathering story ideas from her daily adventures with her two irredeemable rapscallions and honing her ninja skills as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Jenny lives in Austin, TX with her husband and two children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781368047456
ISBN-10: 1368047459
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: June 9th, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English