When I sit at my comfy Reference Desk and field requests that include everything from "What are your hours?", to, "I need all your books on snowy owls", I sometimes take a breather between patrons and stare at Nottingham. The desk, you see, faces one of N.C. Wyeth's original paintings for the story of Robin Hood, and my view includes a serene vista ending in a faraway castle.
The Robin Hood that won my love long before I met Wyeth's works, however, was a little less impressive. Disney's 1973 animated version would certainly qualify for yesterday's posting on Americanized Britkidlit, as it can't quite figure out what country to set the action in. Still, I always had a fondness for the film, and Cinematical shares my affection. A person's first introduction to Robin Hood could certainly be a litmus test for their life. How many first met him alongside Wyeth's imagery? Or in the midst of T.H. White's The Sword In the Stone? Or in a graphic novel or a comic book?