Kevin Crossley-Holland





Kevin Crossley-Holland


Born
in The United Kingdom
February 07, 1941

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Kevin Crossley-Holland is a well-known poet and prize-winning author for children. His books include Waterslain Angels, a detective story set in north Norfolk in 1955, and Moored Man: A Cycle of North Norfolk Poems; Gatty's Tale, a medieval pilgrimage novel; and the Arthur trilogy (The Seeing Stone, At the Crossing-Places and King of the Middle March), which combines historical fiction with the retelling of Arthurian legend.

The Seeing Stone won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award and the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal. The Arthur trilogy has won worldwide critical acclaim and has been translated into 21 languages.

Crossley-Holland has translated Beowulf from the Anglo-Saxon, and his retellings of traditional tales include The Penguin Book of
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The Norse Myths

4.19 avg rating — 4,114 ratings — published 1980 — 21 editions
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The Seeing Stone (Arthur Tr...

3.64 avg rating — 3,773 ratings — published 2000 — 45 editions
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At the Crossing Places (Art...

3.72 avg rating — 1,717 ratings — published 2001 — 35 editions
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King of the Middle March (A...

3.79 avg rating — 1,385 ratings — published 2003 — 32 editions
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The Anglo-Saxon World: An A...

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Crossing to Paradise

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Bracelet of Bones

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Beowulf

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Once Upon A Poem

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“Fearlessness is better than a faint-heart for any man who puts his nose out of doors. The length of my life and the day of my death were fated long ago.”
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“You can teach someone a skill but you can't teach them spirit.”
Kevin Crossley-Holland, Crossing to Paradise

“Lif and Lifthrasir will have children. Their children will have children.
There will be life and new life, life everywhere on earth. That was the end; and this is the beginning.”
Kevin Crossley-Holland, The Norse Myths

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