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Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain & Ireland

By Kevin Crossley-Holland
Illustrated by Frances Castle

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.

  • A new, definitive, illustrated collection from the Carnegie Medal-winning world expert.
  • Kevin Crossley-Holland has been described by Neil Gaiman as the "master" of retellings myths and legends.
  • Part of a continuing fascination with British traditions, folklore and landscape, explored by other writers including Roger Deakin, Robert McFarlane and Nan Shepherd.

About the author

Kevin Crossley-Holland is a Carnegie Medal-winning author and a well-known poet. The Seeing Stone won 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 tales 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.

ISBN: 9781406383096
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 352pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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