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Kevin Crossley-Holland

Autor(a) de The Norse Myths

121+ Works 10,205 Membros 179 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Norse Myths (1980) 2,249 exemplares
King of the Middle March (2002) 709 exemplares
Folk Tales of the British Isles (1985) 414 exemplares
Gatty's Tale (2006) 306 exemplares
The Exeter Book Riddles (1978) 225 exemplares
Once Upon A Poem (2004) 203 exemplares
Beowulf (1982) 188 exemplares
How Many Miles To Bethlehem? (2004) 151 exemplares
Tales from the Mabinogion (1984) 141 exemplares
Bracelet of Bones (2011) 94 exemplares
British Folk Tales: New Versions (1987) 80 exemplares
Medieval Lovers: A Book of Days (1988) 61 exemplares
Storm (1985) 61 exemplares
The Ugly Duckling (2001) 58 exemplares
Under the Sun and Over the Moon (1989) 38 exemplares
Wordhoard: Anglo-Saxon Stories (1969) 35 exemplares
Scramasax (2012) 34 exemplares
The Anglo-Saxon Elegies (1988) — Tradutor — 30 exemplares
Waterslain Angels (2008) 30 exemplares
The Sea Stranger (1973) 30 exemplares
Faber Book of Northern Legends (1977) 30 exemplares
Outsiders (2005) 28 exemplares
Arthur: The Always King (2001) 28 exemplares
Medieval Gardens: A Book of Days. (1990) 26 exemplares
The Faber Book of Northern Folk-Tales (1980) — Editor — 25 exemplares
Heartsong (2015) 24 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Travel Verse (1986) 23 exemplares
Tales from the Old World (2000) 22 exemplares
The Riddlemaster (2016) 20 exemplares
Light Unlocked: Christmas Card Poems (2005) — Editor — 18 exemplares
Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems (1965) — Tradutor — 18 exemplares
Running to Paradise (1967) — Selection — 16 exemplares
The New Exeter Book of Riddles (1999) 16 exemplares
Thor and the Master of Magic (2007) 14 exemplares
The Tale of Taliesin (1992) 14 exemplares
Short Too! (2011) 13 exemplares
The Quest for Olwen (1988) 10 exemplares
The Arthur Trilogy (2010) 10 exemplares
Sleeping Nanna (1989) 10 exemplares
King Horn (1965) 10 exemplares
The Hidden Roads (2009) 9 exemplares
The pedlar of Swaffham (1971) 9 exemplares
Fear and Trembling (2004) — Introdução, algumas edições9 exemplares
The Green Children (1844) 8 exemplares
Sea Tongue (Read & Listen) (1992) 7 exemplares
The Stones Remain: Megalithic Sites of Britain (1989) — Autor — 7 exemplares
Stars of Mine (Little Gems) (2013) 6 exemplares
Poems from East Anglia (1989) 6 exemplares
The dream-house: Poems (1976) 5 exemplares
Selected Poems (2001) 4 exemplares
The Earth-Father (1976) 4 exemplares
The breaking hour (2015) 3 exemplares
Havelok the Dane (1964) 3 exemplares
Le Cavalier Tempête (2002) 3 exemplares
Tales from Europe (1991) 3 exemplares
Winter's Tales 14 (1968) 3 exemplares
The Mountains of Norfolk (2011) 3 exemplares
The Wildman (1976) 3 exemplares
The Callow Pit Coffer (1969) 3 exemplares
Winter's Tales For Children 3 (1967) 3 exemplares
Eleanor's advent (1992) 2 exemplares
Piper and Pooka (1988) 2 exemplares
The wuffings (1999) 2 exemplares
The Labours of Herakles (1993) 2 exemplares
Long Tom and the Dead Hand (1992) 2 exemplares
Wulf (1988) 2 exemplares
Waterslain and other poems (1986) 2 exemplares
The Seafarer 2 exemplares
The Wanderer (1986) 1 exemplar
The Rain Giver (1972) 1 exemplar
Selected British Folk Tales (1993) 1 exemplar
Gravity for Beginners (2021) 1 exemplar
SEAHENGE: A JOURNEY (2019) 1 exemplar
Norfolk poems (1970) 1 exemplar
Moored Man (2006) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Beowulf (1000) — Tradutor, algumas edições25,135 exemplares
The Once and Future King (1938) — Introdução, algumas edições15,199 exemplares
The Eagle of the Ninth (1954) — Introdução, algumas edições3,149 exemplares
Beowulf / The Fight at Finnsburg (0008) — Tradutor, algumas edições617 exemplares
Folk Tales of Britain: Legends (1971) — Introdução — 82 exemplares
Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night (1945) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Scary Tales (1992) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
To Break the Silence (1986) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
YOUNG WINTER'S TALES 4. (1973) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Young Winter's Tales 1 (1970) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Young Winter's Tales 3 (1972) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Archipelago: Number Twelve (Summer 2019) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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Conhecimento Comum



This is the canonical translation of the 95 riddle of the Exeter Book as far as I'm concerned. Very readable, with notes on every riddles possible solution, as well as reconstruction and translation.I read this alongside Porter's translation, and this one is a cut above.
dhaxton | 3 outras críticas | Feb 20, 2024 |
I am unfamiliar with the Norse gods so this was all new to me. Listening to the audio book, sometimes it was confusing with Freyr and Freyja.
nx74defiant | 23 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
The Nativity Story is told from a series of different perspectives—Mary, the innkeeper, the ox, the donkey, the shepherds, the Wise Men, Herod, and Jesus—in this Christmas picture book from English author/illustrator team Kevin Crossley-Holland and Peter Malone. As the narrative progresses, each two page spread features text from the perspective of a new figure, telling what happened, until the final page, on which Jesus declares "I am the Light of Light. The baby who will cradle the world. In your heart, hold me. I will never leave you."

Given the absolutely gorgeous cover and interior artwork from Peter Malone, and my fondness for some of author Kevin Crossley-Holland's other work, I expected to like How Many Miles to Bethlehem? more than I did. I like the idea of the narrative, and found the painterly visuals here simply breathtaking, but somehow the text itself just did not work for me. There were moments when I found it poetic, but for the most part it simply felt disjointed and disconnected, like a series of vignettes or impressions, all strung together, but not really cohering into one story. Perhaps if there had been more text, or slightly fewer perspectives, this might have worked better. Still, I did enjoy it, if for no other reason than that it gave me the opportunity to see the Nativity Story unfold in Malone's artwork. I will certainly have to seek out more of it, but as for this one, I don't highly recommend it, and think there are better Nativity Story picture books out there, not least, titles like Jan Pieńkowski's Christmas (you can't do better than the Gospels!).
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AbigailAdams26 | 3 outras críticas | Dec 31, 2023 |
First of a series set in 1199 told by a boy called Arthur who has some kind of connection to the legendary Arthur, as he can view his exploits through the 'seeing stone' of the title. Ostensibly, it was marketed to children, but there is a really graphic account of killing a pig in it which I think children would find upsetting, for a start.

Quite interesting, but I acquired this and book 2 without realising they were a trilogy and don't want to get the third.
kitsune_reader | 25 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |



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