Skip to Content

Library Catalogue

Tales from the old world

Tales from the old world

Crossley-Holland, Kevin

Ten tales that sweep ancient Europe, from Iceland to England and from Greece to Denmark, giving a taste of the myth and folk-tale of them all. This book is bursting with fantastic retellings of old favourites such as 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' and 'Arthur the King'. It is alive with grippingly told, unfamiliar stories such as 'Godfather Death' and 'The Lady of Stavoren'. There's a tale in here to thrill, delight or chill every reader

Book. English.
Published London: Orion Children's, 2000
Rate this

This item is not reservable because:

  • This item cannot normally be loaned on your membership. Please complete the form at

No availability records for this item


ISBN: 1858817943, 9781858817941
Note: Originally published: London: BBC Educational, 1991.
Physical Description: 128p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Tales Europe Juvenile literature.; Folklore Europe Juvenile literature.

Author note

Kevin Crossley-Holland won the Carnegie Medal in l985 for Storm and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award for The Seeing Stone. His many notable books for adults and children include poetry, classic retellings and anthologies. He has written and presented many BBC radio programmes and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries. For some years he held a university post in Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.