Published November 2, 2006
by Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) .
Written in English
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Gatty’s Tale. Written by Kevin Crossley-Holland Review by Ann Turnbull. This is a stand-alone novel which follows Kevin Crossley-Holland’s Arthur trilogy. The main character is Gatty, Arthur’s brave, loving and open-hearted friend from the earlier books. Gatty is now fifteen and alone in the world at Caldicot. Avid readers of Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur trilogy will already know about Gatty, the scruffy, spirited village girl who is clearly destined for a life beyond the feudal confines of Caldicott. Of all four lovely, lyrical books in this series, Gatty's Tale is the best. I was sucked in from the very first page. Crossley-Holland uses just the right words and none extra to give us Gatty's voice. Gatty goes to Jerusalem for herself--but also as proxy for the people she loves.5/5(1). Gatty’s tale is a really good book, set in the same time as Crusade, about a girl who wants to get to Jerusalem to cleanse her soul. Although there are lots of difficulties on the way, it has a happy ending.
Gatty's Tale, Kevin Crossley-Holland (Orion ) In the year , nine pilgrims set out on a dangerous pilgrimage - on foot, on horseback and by sea – across Europe to Jerusalem. Among them is Gatty, the village girl from The Seeing Stone, following Arthur as he sets off on the crusade. All the pilgrims endure. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, "Gatty's Tale" is Kevin Crossley-Holland's follow-up to his highly successful Arthur trilogy. Set in , it picks up where "King of the Middle March" ended/5(19). GATTY’S TALE. Gatty is perhaps the most loved of Kevin’s heroines. His account of her pilgrimage to Jerusalem has just been reprinted by Orion Books. Author Karen Clarke Posted on 8th November 18th October Post navigation. Kevin Crossley-Holland Proudly powered by WordPress. “Gatty's Tale” Quite a capturing book for those who crave history and stories of daring pilgrimages. I recommend this to only people who are heavy readers and have time to focus their mind on something quite hard going.3/5(2).
Gatty's Tale Synopsis. The magnificent picaresque story of a medieval pilgrimage. Of all the characters in The Seeing Stone and At The Crossing-places, it is Gatty the village girl - steadfast, forthright, innocent and wise - who has won the hearts of readers. This is her story. Praise for Gatty's Tale. The book captures a world very different from our own - DAILY EXPRESS. Kevin Crossley-Holland has a real knack for telling a story well - BIRMINGHAM POST. A gripping historical that is dramatic, touching, compelling and will pull at the heartstrings time and time again - MY CHILD. Readers of Kevin Crossley-Holland’s acclaimed Arthur trilogy may recognise the eponymous heroine of this book. Field-girl Gatty is called upon to accompany the serene Lady Gwyneth de Ewloe and a band of others on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Of all four lovely, lyrical books in this series, Gatty's Tale is the best. I was sucked in from the very first page. Crossley-Holland uses just the right words and none extra to give us Gatty's voice. Gatty goes to Jerusalem for herself--but also as proxy for the people she loves/5(4).