September 23, 2009


by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Six mysterious, haunting, and sorrowful stories about children and people who are isolated from their communities. Notes at the end of the book explain the tales' origins.

  • Sea-Woman: a girl listens to her mother's history via a shell
  • The Green Children: two children enter a differently-coloured world
  • The Wildman: a man who lives in the sea is caught in a net
  • Fine Field of Flax: a teen is shunned when she bears an illegitimate child
  • Three Blows: a young man falls in love with a sea-woman
  • Sea Tongue: a village is swallowed by the sea

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