Gatty's Tale

Kevin Crossley-Holland

10-12 years
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06 September 2007
400 pages

From the winner of the Guardian Children's Prize, comes a story of Medieval times, told from an entirely new perspective.

Gatty the village girl - steadfast, forthright, innocent and wise - has never been further than her own village. But when she is is picked by Lady Gwyneth of Ewloe to join her band of pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem, Gatty's previously sheltered life changes forever.

A joyful, heartrending, triumphant novel that creates a magnificently vivid and realistic picture of life and times in 1202, shown through the eyes of a young girl.

Shortlisted for the 2008 Carnegie Medal, this is a companion novel to the Arthur trilogy (The Seeing Stone, At the Crossing Places, King of the Middle March).

Writing of this quality is made to last... a classic in the true sense of the word


The book captures a world very different from our own


Kevin Crossley-Holland has a real knack for telling a story well