Literature

Literature

Between Worlds. Folktales of Britain and Ireland

By Kevin Crossley-Holland
Illustrated by Frances Castle
Published by Walker

Paperback

Price £8.99
9781406383096
Publisher Walker

Hardback

Price £15.00
9781406381252
Publisher Walker

A collection of stories from around Britain and Ireland retold by a writer steeped in folk and fairy tales, myths and legends who interprets them for a modern audience while paying respectful attention to the rich flavour of the language in which they were recorded. The contents are divided into thematic sections such as Magic & Wonder, Fairies & Little People, Wits, Tricks & Laughter and Ghosts. Included are the Cinderella variant ‘Mossycoat’ and ‘Tom Tit Tot’ which is a version of Rumpelstiltskin. A collection to which you can return to find humour, darkness and mystery.