A collection of traditional British folk tales, selected and retold by the renowned Alan Garner, author of the classic fantasy novel "The Weirdstone of Brisingamen". The stories include "Kate Crackernuts, Gold-Tree & Silver Tree, Yallery Brown" and many others. Ages: 9+
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.