From the award-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland comes a collection of very short stories; none more than two pages long, and some much shorter. There are stories about ghosts, supermarkets, animals, adventures, and all kinds of things to inspire every short story writer.
Crossley-Holland--the widely acclaimed translator of Old English texts--introduces the Anglo-Saxons through their chronicles, laws, letters, charters, and poetry, with many of the greatest surviving poems printed in their entirety....
The story of Beowulf was written down eleven centuries ago. It is an enduring myth that has inspired storytellers in all genres from poetry to film to comic strips. Here it is retold powerfully for children with incredible illustrations from Charles Keeping.
The ninety-six Anglo-Saxon riddles in the eleventh-century "Exeter Book" are poems of great charm, zest, and subtlety. This volume contains the author's translations of seventy-five riddles while a further sixteen are translated in the notes.
The longest story in this collection is very short and the shortest just three words long.
Award-winning author, Kevin Crossley-Holland, follows the success of Short, with Short Too!, another collection of short stories to entertain, make you think, laugh, and think again.
Retells thirty-two Scandinavian myths that have intrigued countless generations with stories of gods, giants, dwarfs, and monsters involved in the creation, development, and ultimate destruction of nine mortal and divine worlds
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