Between Worlds by Kevin Crossley-Holland (Illustrated by Frances Castle)
Kevin Crossley-Holland is a
master storyteller and winner of the Carnegie Medal. In 'Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland', he retells fifty ancient tales of magic, wonder, love, legend and adventure - each set against backdrops both dark and humorous, and featuring a cast of ghosts, changelings, pedlars, fairies and dragons. These are folk tales told in a way that brings an ancient past back to life and makes it real.
Each story is illustrated with wonderful black and white illustrations from Frances Castle. The creatures, objects and landscapes depicted sit perfectly against the tone of these tales and help create a title which feels like the well-thumbed and much loved storybooks of your childhood.