English Fairy Tales and Legends

By Rosalind Kerven (Author)


Format Hardcover


English Fairy Tales and Legends

by Rosalind Kerven



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
A stunningly illustrated collection of 15 classic English tales, from “The Dragon Castle” to “Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow,” retold by the great storyteller Rosalind Kerven.
With 15 legends from across England, this beautiful collection provides an excellent introduction to traditional stories and their place in English oral and written heritage. They include tales of giants, dragons, fairies, princesses, knights, witches, and Arthurian romance, all linked with a specific English locale or county. Background notes provide information on their history and development, along with short summaries of related narratives.

The stories include:
“King Arthur and the Hideous Hag” (Cumbria), “Tom Tit Tot” (Suffolk), “The Dead Moon” (Lincolnshire), “Jack the Giant-Killer” (Cornwall), “Dragon Castle” (Northumberland), “Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow” (Nottinghamshire), “The Weardale Fairies” (County Durham), “The Devil’s Bargain” (Lancashire), “The Princess and the Fool” (Kent), “The Seventh Swan” (Cambridgeshire), “The Knight of York” (Yorkshire), “The Wicked Witch” (London), “The Asrai” (Shropshire), “The Forbidden Forest” (Warwickshire), and “The King of England’s Three Sons” (Gypsy).

Rosalind Kerven is the author of some 60 books with co-editions and translations in 21 countries. Her bestselling titles include King Arthur (Dorling Kindersley), Earth Magic, Sky Magic (Native American stories), The Giant King (Norse Myths), Enchanted Kingdoms (Cetlic myths), and English Fairy Tales and Legends, also for the National Trust. She lives in the Northumberland National Park.

Pub Date: 5/7/2019

ISBN: 9781849945431

Price: $12.95 / $17.50 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 200 pages, 30 color & b-w illus.

Trim: 5.375 x 7.5 Inches

Territories: US/Can/Mexico/South & Central America


Publisher: Batsford

Carton Quantity: 32