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Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
ISBN13: 978-0233963556
Title: The Rain Giver
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Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; First Edition edition (September 7, 1972)
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The Rain Giver by Kevin Crossley-Holland



Kevin Crossley-Holland is a well-known poet and prize-winning author for children. After seven years teaching in Minnesota, where he held an Endowed Chair in the Humanities, Kevin Crossley-Holland returned to the north Norfolk coast in East Anglia, where he now lives. He has a Minnesotan wife, Linda, two sons (Kieran and Dominic) and two daughters (Oenone and Eleanor). He is an Honorary Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society of Storytelling and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Kevin Crossley-Holland is already known for his translations from Old English and his books for children; his first full collection of poems carries further this preoccupation with the past and future, and their pertinence poems which discover analogies in durable things - stone, a grave, an ancient building, a passage from Kilvert's diaries, an island, a yellow flower. Used availability for Kevin Crossley-Holland's The Rain Giver.

Kevin Crossley-Holland (b. 1941) grew up with a passion for history, encouraged by a father who recited folk tales to his son, accompanying himself on a Welsh harp. The young Kevin was so entranced by the medieval and ancient past that he even set up a museum in the garden shed. At Oxford University he developed an abiding love of Anglo-Saxon, something that has re-surfaced time and again in his writing career, in his translations, his re-telling of myths and the "singan ond secgan" (the "sing and say") of his poetry. 'White Noise', Kevin Crossley-Holland . The Grain of Things. Kevin Crossley Holland.

Kevin Crossley-Holland, 65, grew up in the Chiltern Hills. In 1972, the first of six poetry collections, The Rain-Giver, appeared. His first book for young people, Havelok the Dane, came out in 1964. He won the Carnegie Medal for Storm in 1985. The first instalment, The Seeing Stone, won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

As a poet, Crossley-Holland is recurrently concerned with locating his personal experience within the historical and topographical landscapes of his work. The principal locus of his later poetry is East Anglia, which is most memorably evoked in Waterslain. In many of his finest poems idiosyncratic rhythms interact with rich patterns of assonance and alliteration to unusually musical effect. Among his highly regarded translations of Old English poetry are Beowulf (1968) and The Exeter Riddle Book (1979)

Kevin Crossley-Holland was born on 7 February 1941 in Mursley, Buckinghamshire. It was during this time that a short collection of his poems, On Approval, was published under Howard Sergeant's Outposts imprint. His first major poetry collection, The Rain-Giver, was published in 1972, the year after his Fellowship ended; his travel book, Pieces of Land, was written during his Fellowship, and was published in the same year. As Gregory Fellow, Crossley-Holland was also commissioned to write a children's drama for performance by the University's Workshop Theatre.

Books by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Arthur, The green children, British Folk Tales, The Norse myths, How many miles to Bethlehem?, Green blades rising, The Anglo-Saxon World, How Many Miles to Bethlehem. British Folk Tales: new versions. Green blades rising: the Anglo-Saxons. The Anglo-Saxon World

Kevin Crossley-Holland was born in 1941 in North Buckinghamshire and grew up in the Chilterns. He studied at Oxford University, where he developed a passion for Anglo-Saxon literature. He became Gregory Fellow in Poetry at the University of Leeds and lecturer in Anglo-Saxon for the Tufts University of London programme from 1972-1977.

Kevin onalBorn February 7, 1941, in Mursley, Buckingham-shire, England; son of Peter Charles (a professor) and Joan Mary (Cowper) Crossley-Holland; married Caroline Fendall Thompson, 1963 (marriage ended); married Ruth Marris, 1972 (marriage ended); married Gillian Cook, 1982; children: (first marriage) Kieran, Dominic; (third marriage) Oenone, Eleanor. Education: St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, . Hobbies and other interests: Music, archaeology, travel, architecture  . Print all entries for this topic. Crossley-Holland, Kevin.