Friday, October 15, 2010

17th October Alan Garner (1934)

Alan Garner is a very well-known British author, but I don't think of him as an author for young children. His much-loved fantasies such as Elidor are for much older readers, but he has three books in my library, and it is these I want to highlight here. Each is a retelling of stories you will know, but Garner has a wonderful way with words and the two illustrated by Norman Messenger have art work worth savouring. Once Upon a Time... includes three different types of cumulative tale, The Fox, the Hare and the Cock; The Girl and the Geese and Battibeth.

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