Article Title

The Forest Queen


Braxton Church


Dependable, Young Adult, Betsy Cornwell, Fantasy, Robin Hood, Retelling, Feminism, Adventure

Document Type

Book Review


After Sylvie’s cruel brother John becomes the sheriff of Woodshire, Sylvie escapes into the woods with her childhood friend Bird and their newfound friend Little Jane. But as time passes, Sylvie learns about the unjust treatment of the commoners, and soon robs from the rich to give to the poor. Her brother dubs her the Forest Queen as more and more people rally behind her cause. But when Sheriff John burns their forest hideout, the people following Sylvie crusade against the unjust nobles, bringing peace and equality to the land of Woodshire.