The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer (Author), SelinaHastings (Editor), RegCartwright (Editor)


A vivid and funny retelling of one of the great classics of English literature. Richly comic, earthy, colourful, The Canterbury Tales is the greatest narrative poem in the English language. This selection contains seven of the most popular of the tales retold in lively prose, making them accessible to today's children while remaining true to the spirit of the originals. In this book you will find the tales of the Knight, the Miller, the Reeve, the Nun's Priest, the Pardoner, the Wife of Bath and the Franklin.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Published: 06 May 2002

ISBN 10: 0744589630
ISBN 13: 9780744589634
Children’s book age: 0-5 Years

Media Reviews
Selina Hastings has prised out the best stories from their complex settings without warping them... Reg Cartwright illustrates in singing colour. Susan Hill, The Sunday Times; A glorious book. Chris Powling, The Observer; Zestfully retold... Colourful and attractive. The Times Educational Supplement
Author Bio
Selina Hastings is a distinguished journalist, biographer and literary editor. In addition to The Canterbury Tales, she has retold a number of classic tales for Walker, including Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady; The Cock, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen; and Peter and the Wolf, which is also illustrated by Reg Cartwright. Reg Cartwright is a successful painter as well as illustrator of children's books, often in partnership with his wife, Ann. Among his titles are Bird Beasts and Fishes, a Walker anthology of verse, and Mr Potter's Pigeon, winner of the Mother Goose Award.