Between Worlds (Hardcover)

Folktales of Britain and Ireland

By Kevin Crossley-Holland (Editor), Frances Castle (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9781536209419, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

Ancient, rich, and strange, these magical and eerie tales from across Britain and Ireland have been passed down from generation to generation.

A handsome, cocky young man is swept up by a dark horseman and cast into a life-or-death adventure. A pair of green children emerge from a remote hollow and struggle to adapt to a strange new land. A dauntless farm girl finds that her fearlessness earns her a surprising reward. Dark but often funny, lyrical yet earthy, the folktales presented here have influenced our landscape and culture. This definitive collection of forty-eight stories, retold by master storyteller and poet Kevin Crossley-Holland, opens a doorway to a lost world and shows the enduring power of language and imagination.


About the Author

Kevin Crossley-Holland is a Carnegie Medal–winning author and a well-known poet. He is the author of the Arthur trilogy, including The Seeing Stone, which won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, as well as Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki. He lives on the north Norfolk coast in England.

Frances Castle is a freelance illustrator who says she is inspired by comic book art and vintage children’s books from the 1950s and 1960s. She lives in north London.


Praise For Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland

Encompassing moods from whimsical to awe-inspiring to spooky to fantastical, this is a valuable resource for fans of northern European folklore. A lovely, magical volume that is a must-have for storytelling collections.
—Kirkus Reviews

The haunting black and white woodcut-style silhouettes by Castle add to the eerie, archaic tone.
—School Library Journal Online

Retold by Carnegie Medal Crossley-Holland (Norse Myths), this collection of 48 British and Irish folktales presents both familiar and obscure tales in rich, vivid prose...Silhouette-style, black-and-white illustrations from Castle (illustrator of Space Saver) reinforce the spooky, fantastical mood, and scholars will appreciate the endnotes identifying each story’s sources.
—Publishers Weekly Online