This thrilling new book from Walker Studio was published in November. The definitive retelling of the Arthurian legends by Kevin Crossley-Holland with glorious illustrations on every page by Chris Riddell. An absolute must on any Christmas list!
Kevin’s fabulous new collection of poems (The first for six years)
Published by ARC on 1st April 2021
A collection of blood-bright Norse stories retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland.
Published by Walker Studio autumn 2020
This spectacular new book was launched at the Sea Fever Festival on May 10th 2019.
In his new sequence of poems, Kevin Crossley-Holland approaches Seahenge along the Icknield Way and Peddar’s Way from his childhood home in the Chilterns, and his words are brilliantly complemented by Andrew Rafferty’s daring single-frame landscapes, seascapes and skyscapes, all of them taken at a moment in time. Together they enter the world of Seahenge’s creators and weave then and now, past and present, into something greater and more lasting than either.
This fantastic book, which was published by Walker Books in October 2018, won The Mal Peet Children’s Award at the East Anglian Book Awards, 2019.
NORSE MYTHS – TALES OF ODIN, THOR AND LOKI was published in November 2017 by Walker Studio in London and Candlewick in New York. This book continues to be available in hardback, and has now reprinted three times. A paperback version will be available in 2020. The UK edition is being very strongly supported by Waterstone’s and Foyle’s. The U.S edition has already won a starred review from Book List ‘…….. Crossley-Holland’s inspired text is straightforward and largely unadorned in a way that makes it timesless….. Together words and pictures work to memorable effect, doubtlessly inspiring their young readers to yell and cry. The myths have never been better served.’ , while The Wall Street Journal has hailed it: “Brute power seems to emanate from the pages of ‘Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki’ (Candlewick Studio, 225 pages, $27.99), a collection of Viking stories retold with vigor and dash by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Wall Street Journal has since selected this book as one of 13 Children’s Books of the Year. Jeffrey Alan Love’s stunning illustrations here are so potent and menacing that they seem less to have been created with acrylic and ink than to have been hammered from iron.”
As Neil Gaiman says, ‘Kevin Crossley-Holland is the master’
Check out the Traditional Tale page for more details. And check out this blog if you’d like to know more about the Jeffrey Alan Love’s illustrations.
Writers in their Landscape, Kevin Crossley-Holland by Steve Gladwin
BOB CHILCOTT’S new CD, In Winter’s Arms (Signum SIGCD311) includes his wonderful setting of MY PERFECT STRANGER (first sung and broadcast by the BBC Singers), Kevin’s short Nativity cantata, as well as two of his carols, Nine Gifts and Jesus, Springing.