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Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland

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Oct 08, 2019 | ISBN 9781536209419
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    Oct 08, 2019 | ISBN 9781536209419 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

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Encompassing moods from whimsical to awe-inspiring to spooky to fantastical, this is a valuable resource for fans of northern European folklore. A lovely, magical volume that is a must-have for storytelling collections.
—Kirkus Reviews

The haunting black and white woodcut-style silhouettes by Castle add to the eerie, archaic tone.
—School Library Journal Online

Retold by Carnegie Medal Crossley-Holland (Norse Myths), this collection of 48 British and Irish folktales presents both familiar and obscure tales in rich, vivid prose…Silhouette-style, black-and-white illustrations from Castle (illustrator of Space Saver) reinforce the spooky, fantastical mood, and scholars will appreciate the endnotes identifying each story’s sources.
—Publishers Weekly Online

This master storyteller’s voice is strong and distinct, and his prose employs inimitable turns of phrase (“such a scowl of a night”; “the north wind pursed his blue lips and whistled”) but never at the expense of the original folktales. An appended section meticulously identifies the sources for each retelling.
—The Horn Book

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