NORSE TALES: STORIES FROM ACROSS THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

A collection of blood-bright Norse stories retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland.

Full of drama and wonder, these astonishing Viking myths and Icelandic ghost stories tell how Odin and the Norse gods and goddesses spread their magic on Middle Earth, whilst cunning dwarfs, mountain-trolls and other supernatural beings roam the land.

Published by Walker Studio autumn 2020

SEAHENGE : A JOURNEY

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.

NEW CD

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.

NORSE MYTHS Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

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.