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Over 40 stories in one book - ideal inspiration for short story writers
Kevin Crossley-Holland is a poet, historical novelist for children, and authority on traditional tale who has presented many BBC radio programs and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries. He is the President of the School Library Association, an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society of Storytelling, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His Arthur trilogy was translated into 25 languages, and has sold well over one million copies worldwide.
Praise for The Seeing Stone '...as bright and as vivid as pictures in a Book of Hours. Deep scholarship, high imagination, and great gifts of storytelling have gone into this; I was spellbound.' * Philip Pullman (Guardian Children's Book Supplement) * Praise for Kevin Crossley-Holland 'Crossley-Holland retells old folk tales better than anyone else alive.' * Lynn Gardner, The Guardian * . . . an espresso-cup collection which condenses the author's distinguished career as a reteller of folk-tales into bite-sized fables with a strong after-taste effect. * Literary Review * . . . this is a brilliant book . . . * TES * Praise for Short! 'Each [story is] a masterpiece of brevity and narrative skill' * Carousel *