Will in Scarlet
Will Scarlet is on the run.
Once the sheltered son of nobility, Will has become an exile. While his father, Lord Shackley, has been on the Crusades with King Richard, a treacherous plot to unseat Richard has swept across England, and Shackley House has fallen.
Will flees the only home he’s ever known into neighboring Sherwood Forest, where he joins the elusive gang of bandits known as the Merry Men. Among them are Gilbert, their cruel leader; a giant named John Little; a drunkard named Rob; and Much, an orphan girl disguised as a bandit boy.
This is the story of how a band of misfit outlaws become heroes of legend - thanks to one brave 13-year-old boy.
“The punches packed in this historical tale are both physical and emotional . . .” - The Bulletin, Starred Review
“Where the story really shines is in the fully developed characters . . . [an] action-packed and thoughtful adventure story.” - School Library Journal
“Cody offers a rewarding historical novel with the appealing possibility of more to come featuring Will and his companions.” - Booklist
“There’s action, adventure and humor here . . . a nice addition to the Robin Hood canon.” - Kirkus Reviews
The New York Public Library's Top 100 Children's Books for Reading and Sharing, 2013
An Amazon Best Book of the Year, 2013
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year, 2014
An Indie Next Pick Winter, 2013