New Stories for a New Millennium edited by Wendy Cooling
Twenty of today's finest children's authors have each woven a story around the last 2000 years. The result is this unique anthology of wonderful new stories by: Michael Morpurgo, Henrietta Branford, Vivian French, Jean Ure, Robert Swindells, Mary Hoffman, Annie Dalton, to name a few.
Each story is fictional but set against the background of one particular time and place in one century. Settings are worldwide, and include England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, China, America and Africa. Story themes range from the crucifixion to space exploration; Romans in Britain to the Mongols in China; Irish saints to medieval monks; the Vikings, Saxons as well as elves, fairies and giants. A range of genre from humour to fantasy make this a brilliantly balanced collection with something to suit every taste.
Gripping, often scintillating, sometimes uncompromising, this anthology is aimed at the 10 plus age group.