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1001 Storm
Added on 09th August 2020

Author Kevin Crossley-Holland
Illustrator Alan Marks
First published 1985
Publisher Orion

Annie must face her fears on the night of a great storm. A short ghost story written for early readers.

Story

Annie is growing up in Norfolk where the strange and ghostly is never far away. On the night of a great storm she must face her fears and run for help.

Why we chose it

A short ghost story written for early readers that doesn’t compromise on its use of poetic language, imagery or strong characterisation.

Where it came from

Kevin Crossley-Holland lives on the north Norfolk coasts and brings the lonely marshes and the local legends to life.

Where it went next

Storm won the Carnegie Medal in 1985.

Waterslain Angels continues the story of Annie in a full-length novel. Growing up in Norfolk just after the end of World War Two, she is determined to solve the mystery of the angels who are missing from Waterslain church.

Associated stories

Kevin Crossley Holland in the author of a number of novels for children including the Arthur trilogy (The Seeing Stone, King of the Middle March and At The Crossing Places) and Gatty’s Tale. He has also retold both British folk tales and Norse myths in Between Worlds Folktales of Britain and Ireland and Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki.

Added on 09th August 2020

Author Kevin Crossley-Holland
Illustrator Alan Marks
First published 1985
Publisher Orion