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Kevin Crossley-Holland is a well-known poet, a prize-winning children's author, and a translator. Crossley-Holland has translated Beowulf and The Exeter Book of Riddles from the Anglo-Saxon. He has collaborated with composers Nicola Lefanu (The Green Children and The Wildman), Rupert Bawden (The Sailor's Tale), Sir Arthur Bliss, William Mathias, and Stephen Paulus. Crossley-Holland's book The Seeing Stone won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal, and the Tir na n-Og Award. The trilogy has won critical acclaim and been translated into twenty-five languages. His recent and forthcoming books are The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, Bracelet of Bones and his new and selected poems The Mountains of Norfolk. Crossley-Holland often lectures abroad on behalf of the British Council and offers poetry and prose workshops and talks on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, King Arthur, heroines and heroes, and myth, legend and folk-tale. Kevin Crossley-Holland is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society for Storytelling, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives on the north Norfolk coast in East Anglia with his wife and children. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Norse Myths… (more)
The Norse Myths 2,138 copies, 21 reviews
King of the Middle March 686 copies, 6 reviews
Folk Tales of the British Isles 405 copies, 5 reviews
Gatty's Tale 302 copies, 12 reviews
The Exeter Book Riddles 213 copies, 3 reviews
Once Upon A Poem 194 copies, 6 reviews
Beowulf 177 copies, 2 reviews
How Many Miles To Bethlehem? 140 copies, 3 reviews
Tales from the Mabinogion 133 copies, 4 reviews
Bracelet of Bones 91 copies, 3 reviews
Storm 59 copies, 2 reviews
The Ugly Duckling 54 copies, 1 review
King Arthur's World 34 copies, 1 review
Wordhoard: Anglo-Saxon Stories 34 copies, 1 review
Scramasax 32 copies, 1 review
The Anglo-Saxon Elegies (Translator) 30 copies
Faber Book of Northern Legends 30 copies, 1 review
Waterslain Angels 30 copies, 1 review
The Sea Stranger 28 copies, 1 review
Outsiders 28 copies, 1 review
Heartsong 21 copies, 1 review
The Riddlemaster 19 copies, 1 review
Arthur: The Always King 18 copies, 1 review
Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems (Translator) 18 copies, 1 review
Running to Paradise (Selection) 16 copies
The New Exeter Book of Riddles 15 copies, 1 review
The Tale of Taliesin 13 copies, 1 review
Short Too! 11 copies
King Horn 10 copies, 1 review
The pedlar of Swaffham 9 copies, 1 review
Fear and Trembling (Introduction, some editions) 8 copies
The Wildman 3 copies
The wuffings 2 copies
Wulf 2 copies
The Seafarer 2 copies
Moored Man 1 copy
Beowulf (Translator, some editions) 23,898 copies, 320 reviews
The Once and Future King (Introduction, some editions) 14,527 copies, 191 reviews
The Eagle of the Ninth (Introduction, some editions) 2,932 copies, 62 reviews
Beowulf / The Fight at Finnsburg (Translator, some editions) 594 copies, 3 reviews
Folk Tales of Britain: Legends (Introduction) 81 copies
The Oxford Book of Scary Tales (Contributor) 33 copies
Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night (Contributor) 32 copies, 1 review
To Break the Silence (Contributor) 9 copies
YOUNG WINTER'S TALES 4. (Contributor) 2 copies
Young Winter's Tales 1 (Contributor) 1 copy
Young Winter's Tales 3 (Contributor) 1 copy
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