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Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain & Ireland

Kevin Crossley-Holland Frances Castle



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Walker Books
01 December 2018
Myth & legend told as fiction; Children's & Educational; Anthologies (Children's&YA); Fantasy & magical realism (Children's&YA); Traditional stories (Children's&YA)
The definitive collection of British and Irish folktales from master storyteller and poet Kevin Crossley-Holland.

Rich and strange, these eerie and magical folktales from across Britain and Ireland have been passed down from generation to generation, and are gathered together in a definitive new collection from the master storyteller and winner of the Carnegie Medal, Kevin Crossley-Holland. Dark and funny, lyrical and earthy, these fifty stories are part of an important and enduring historical tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Described by Neil Gaiman as the master , Crossley-Holland's unforgettable retellings will capture the imagination of readers young and old alike.
By:   Kevin Crossley-Holland
Illustrated by:   Frances Castle
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   476g
ISBN:   9781406381252
ISBN 10:   140638125X
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 December 2018
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 16 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  General/trade ,  English as a second language ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

KEVIN CROSSLEY-HOLLAND is a Carnegie Medal-winning author and a well-known poet. The Seeing Stonewon the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal and the Tir na n-Og Award. His Arthur trilogy has won worldwide critical acclaim, sold well over one million copies and been translated into twenty-five languages. He has translated Beowulf from the Anglo-Saxon, and his retellings of traditional tale include The Penguin Book of Norse Myths and British Folk Tales. He lives on the north Norfolk coast in East Anglia. Frances Castle has been working as a freelance illustrator for over ten years after beginning her career in the computer games industry. She is inspired by comic book art and vintage children's books from the 50s and 60s, and loves good charity shop finds of old magazines, books and packaging. She lives in north London.

Reviews for Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain & Ireland

[...] a magnificent collection of folktales. * The Guardian * One of our best chroniclers of myths and legends * i newspaper * Perfect fireside reading. * The Financial Times * With shadowy, evocative illustrations this is a wonderful volume for the whole family to curl up with on a cold winter's evening. * The Daily Mail * Between Worlds is one to keep, and Kevin Crossley-Holland's clean bright direct language is the reason it's a keeper. * Society for Storytelling *

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