Overview

The definitive collection of traditional British folk tales, selected and retold by the renowned Alan Garner.Following on from the fiftieth anniversary of Alan Garner?s seminal fantasy classic, THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN, here are collected all of Alan?s folk tales, told with his unique storytelling skill and inimitably clear voice. Essential reading for young and old alike.Among the stories collected here are:? Kate Crackernuts? Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree? Yallery Brown

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Collected Folk Tales

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Overview

The definitive collection of traditional British folk tales, selected and retold by the renowned Alan Garner.Following on from the fiftieth anniversary of Alan Garner’s seminal fantasy classic, THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN, here are collected all of Alan’s folk tales, told with his unique storytelling skill and inimitably clear voice. Essential reading for young and old alike.Among the stories collected here are:• Kate Crackernuts• Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree• Yallery Brown

Alan Garner’s first book, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, is cited as a major influence by many of today’s greatest fantasy writers. Among his other acclaimed books are Elidor and The Owl Service, which won the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal. Alan was born and still lives in Cheshire, and its local mythology plays a significant part in his work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007446100
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/27/2011
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,332,801
  • Age range: 9 years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Alan Garner was born and still lives in Cheshire, an area which has had a profound effect on his writing and provided the seed of many ideas worked out in his books.


His fourth book, ‘The Owl Service’ brought Alan Garner to everyone’s attention. It won two important literary prizes – The Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal – and was made into a serial by Granada Television. It has established itself as a classic and Alan Garner as a writer of great distinction.


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