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Kevin John William Crossley-Holland (born 7 February 1941) is an English children's author and poet.

Born in Mursley, north Buckinghamshire, Holland grew up in Whiteleaf, a small village in the Chilterns. He attended Bryanston School in Dorset, followed by St Edmund Hall at Oxford University, where after failing his first exams he discovered a passion for Anglo-Saxon literature. After graduating he became the Gregory Fellow in Poetry at the University of Leeds, and from 1972—1977, he lectured in Anglo-Saxon for the Tufts University of London program. He also taught in the Midwest of America as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at St. Olaf College, as well as Endowed Chair in the Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of St. Thomas.

His writing career began when he began working as a poetry, fiction and children’s book editor for Macmillan Publishers. He later become editorial director at Victor Gollancz. He is well-known for his poetry, novels, story collections, translations such as the classic Beowulf (1968, 1973, 1999) and reinterpretations of medieval legends such as his Arthur trilogy. He also writes definitive collections of Norse myths (Viking!: Myths of Gods and Monsters) and British and Irish folk-tales (The Magic Lands: Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland). He has edited and translated the riddles from the Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book.

He has also written the libretti for two operas by Nicola LeFanu, The Green Children (1966) and The Wildman (1976), as well as a chamber opera about Nelson, Haydn and Emma Hamilton; and a stage play — The Wuffings (1999), as well as several collaborations with composers Sir Arthur Bliss and William Mathias.

Holland now lives on the North Norfolk coast, where he spent some of his childhood.

His autobiography, The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, was published in 2009.

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Total Books: 252
The Penguin Book of Norse Myths Gods of the Vikings
2018 - The Penguin Book of Norse Myths Gods of the VIkings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780241982075
ISBN-10: 0241982073
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Norse Myths Tales of Odin Thor and Loki
2017 - Norse Myths Tales of Odin Thor and Loki (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780763695002
ISBN-10: 0763695009
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

2017 - Heartsong (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781408336076
ISBN-10: 1408336073
Genre: Children's Books

2015 - Beowulf (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780192794444
ISBN-10: 0192794442
Genres: Children's Books, Politics & Social Sciences

Bracelet of Bones The Viking Sagas Book 1
2014 - Bracelet of Bones the VIking Sagas Book 1 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781623658656
ISBN-10: 1623658659
Genre: Children's Books

Bracelet of Bones The Viking Sagas Book 1
2014 - Bracelet of Bones the VIking Sagas Book 1 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781623651121
ISBN-10: 1623651123
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

2013 - Scramasax [The Viking Sagas] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781780877013
ISBN-10: 1780877013
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

Scramasax by Kevin CrossleyHolland
2012 - Scramasax By Kevin Crossleyholland [Viking Saga] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781847249401
ISBN-10: 184724940X
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

Bracelet of Bones
2011 - Bracelet of Bones [Viking Sagas] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781847249395
ISBN-10: 1847249396
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

The Hidden Roads A Memoir of Childhood
2010 - The Hidden Roads a Memoir of Childhood (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781849162111
ISBN-10: 1849162115

Waterslain Angels
2009 - Waterslain Angels (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781444000245
ISBN-10: 1444000241

The Hidden Roads
2009 - The Hidden Roads (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781847247360
ISBN-10: 1847247369

The Exeter Book Riddles
2009 - The Exeter Book Riddles (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781904634461
ISBN-10: 190463446X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment

Crossing To Paradise
2008 - Crossing to Paradise (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780545058667
ISBN-10: 054505866X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

At the Crossing Places
2008 - At the Crossing Places [Arthur Trilogy] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781435245389
ISBN-10: 1435245385

King of the Middle March
2008 - King of the Middle March [Arthur Trilogy] (Other)Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781435245396
ISBN-10: 1435245393

2007 - Gatty (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783414820600
ISBN-10: 3414820609

2007 - Outsiders (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842555569
ISBN-10: 1842555561
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

The King of the Middle March
2007 - The King of the Middle March [Arthur Trilogy, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780753821237
ISBN-10: 0753821230
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Light Unlocked Christmas Card Poems
2006 - Light Unlocked Christmas Card Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781904634188
ISBN-10: 1904634184
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Teen & Young Adult

Gatty's Tale
2006 - Gatty's Tale (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780752875132
ISBN-10: 0752875132
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

2004 - At the Crossingplaces [Arthur Trilogy] (Other)
2004 - Artus (Hardcover)
2002 - At the Crossing Places [Arthur, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback
2002 - Storm [Yellow Bananas] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - The Seeing Stone [Arthur Trilogy, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - The Seeing Stone Teacher's Edition [Arthur Trilogy Book One] (Paperback)
2001 - Yellow Bananas Storm [Yellow Bananas] (Hardcover)
2001 - The Seeing Stone [Arthur, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1999 - The Anglosaxon World an Anthology [Including the Complete Beowulf] (Paperback)
1998 - Short (Paperback)
1995 - Norse Myths [Gift Books] (Paperback)
1993 - British Folk Tales a Selection [Galaxy Children's Large Print] (Hardcover)
1992 - Long Tom and the Dead Hand [Hippo Fiction] (Hardcover)
1992 - Sea Tongue [Read and Listen] (Paperback)
1991 - Sleeping Nanna [Orchard Paperbacks S.] (Paperback)
1988 - The Painting Room and Other Poems [Hutchinson Poets] (Paperback)
1988 - Wulf (Hardcover)
1988 - Boo [Folk Tales S.] (Hardcover)
1988 - Dathera Dad [Folk Tales S.] (Hardcover)
1988 - Folktales of the British Isles [Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library] (Hardcover)
1986 - Waterslain and Other Poems [Hutchinson poets] (Other)
1972 - Wordhoard [Puffin Books] (Paperback)
Firebrother [Long Ago Children Books] (Hardcover)
Seeing Stone [Arthur Trilogy Sagebrush] (Other)Hardcover
Confessional [Modern Poets] (Hardcover)
Different But Oh How Like [Society for Storytelling oracle series] (Paperback)