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Robin Hood 3: Jet Skis, Swamps & Smugglers

Written by Robert Muchamore

Part of the Robert Muchamore's Robin Hood Series

Key Stage 3 Adventure Stories Gritty Reads

LoveReading View on Robin Hood 3: Jet Skis, Swamps & Smugglers

A rip-roaring reimagining of Robin Hood powered by all-out action and pertinent themes around the exploitation of refugees

The thrilling third book in Robert Muchamore’s Robin Hood series, Robin Hood Jet Skis, Swamps and Smugglers is shot-through with a strong sense of taking down the bad guys, and reels with rip-roaring adventure and perils aplenty. This is Robin Hood reimagined for our times, replete with a people-smuggling plot that takes in the plight of refugees and issues around modern-day slavery as Robin and Marion pursue their quest to quash corruption.


With a squad of former special forces soldiers set on handing him over to gangster Guy Gisborne, thirteen-year-old Robin is hiding out (and working out to grime music) in the swampy Eastern Delta with Marion (whatever you do, don’t say they’re in love - don’t even joke about it). But hiding out doesn’t mean hiding away from helping people in need, and soon Marion and Robin are in the thick of finding out who’s behind an abusive people-smuggling operation.


With whip-smart one-liners, short sparky chapters and razor-sharp plotting, this comes especially recommended for reluctant readers. 

Joanne Owen

More About This Book

Robert has widely researched the Robin Hood myth, tracing back from 1500 to the present day, exploring this phenomenon with countries worldwide creating their own retelling of ‘taking from the rich to give to the poor'. Of the inspiration for this new series, Robert says: ‘I like to say Robin Hood is a kind of trashy Shakespeare. People have been reinventing the legend for centuries and in the current social climate, a hero who takes from the rich and gives to the poor seemed to have more resonance than ever.’

Robin Hood 3: Jet Skis, Swamps & Smugglers Synopsis

Robin and Marion are taking on the authorities again in the third action-packed adventure from international bestseller Robert Muchamore.

There's a price on Robin's head, one that has attracted a gang of ruthless mercenaries who are determined to track him down and hand him over to Guy Gisborne. So Robin is hiding out by the sea, but trouble has a way of finding him. Before long he is helping to rescue refugees and trying to avoid the attentions of Customs and Immigration officials. Then he and Marion discover a people-smuggling operation: desperate people brought into the country to work in slave-like conditions making cheap goods. It's only a matter of time before the two of them are trying to find out who is behind it - and Robin is again making the headlines with spectacular raids on the rich and powerful.

Robin Hood 3: Jet Skis, Swamps & Smugglers Press Reviews

Praise for Robin Hood: Hacking Heists & Flaming Arrows;

'Classic Muchamore: witty characters, clever twists and high-tech gadgetry. This scores a bullseye.' - The Daily Mail

'Intensely readable, outrageously enjoyable action' - Guardian

'Compulsively readable...Meticulously researched feats of action and breath-taking heists.' - Times Literary Supplement

'Muchamore writes with tremendous energy and his dialogue flies as fast as Robin's arrows.' - The Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471409493
Publication date: 8th July 2021
Author: Robert Muchamore
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3
Topics: Adventure Stories, Gritty Reads

About Robert Muchamore

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors & Guest Editor in Feb 2010  With sales of over 15 million copies and a number one bestseller in eight countries worldwide, creator of CHERUB, Robert Muchamore, is an exceptional author for young adults and pre-teens. He knows what makes his audience tick – and his adrenaline-fuelled, urban genre of writing keeps boys reading for pleasure at the crucial time when reading can drop off. His thrilling adventure stories tap directly into the key interests of his audience and have created a fanatical fanbase. The Robin Hood series has wide appeal to reluctant ...

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