Giants, Ghosts and Goblins by John Matthews


Giants, Ghosts and Goblins by John Matthews

Each tale in this collection comes from a different tradition or culture. Stories include one about a Norwegian giant who keeps his heart in a secret place and the tale of the terrifying demon of the Siberian Tundra, known as Korendo, who eats villages!

About the Author

John Matthews

John Matthews is a master storyteller and draws from his wide experience of folk tales to find stories that will be new to many young readers. He is the author of numerous highly- acclaimed books on Arthurian legends and Celtic mythology, and has co-written a number of books with his wife Caitlίn. This is John’s third book for Barefoot, joining The Wizard King & Other Spellbinding Tales (1998) and The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins (1999). John currently lives in Oxford with his wife and son. His next book, Arthur of Albion, is scheduled for publication in 2007.

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80 pages


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Publication date

29th September 2008



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Barefoot Books Ltd is an imprint of Barefoot Books

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