Crossing to Paradise
By Kevin Crossley-Holland
(Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780545058667, 339pp.)
Publication Date: September 2008
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Gatty is a field girl on a manor. She has never seen busy London or the bright Channel, the snowy Alps of France or the boats in the Venetian sea. She has not sung in the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem or prayed at the manger in Bethlehem -- or been kidnapped, or abandoned, or kissed, or heartbroken. But all these things will change. As Gatty journeys with Lady Gwyneth and a prickly new family of pilgrims across Europe to the Holy Land, Kevin Crossley-Holland reveals a medieval world as rich and compelling as the world of today it foresees -- and, in Gatty, a character readers will never forget.
Kevin Crossley-Holland has published four volumes of poetry and is also known as a writer for children. He is editor of The Anglo-Saxon World and Folk-Tales of the British Islands.