HB - 235 x 155mm
30 black & white Illustrations
Market: Children's Gothic Fiction
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving. Illustrated by Christian Birmingham
200th anniversary of publication
There is magic and mystery surrounding the vale of Sleepy Hollow. It is home to a host of ghostly sounds and goblin spectres, none more infamous than the Headless Horseman. This figure rides out in the witching hour of night. If one is not careful, a traveller can lose everything in one evening – their wits, their heart, their head…
The foolish school teacher, Ichabod Crane, is besotted with the lovely Katrina Van Tassel. Surely there can be nothing to stand in the way of his designs on her fortune. Sadly for him, imagination is a dangerous thing in Sleepy Hollow, and Katrina is in the sights of another who claims to have bettered the Horseman in a race. Which suitor will succeed and which is destined to become part of Sleepy Hollow’s legend forevermore? Includes the story Rip Van Winkle.
Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories Rip Van Winkle (1819) and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820).
Christian Birmingham is the critically acclaimed illustrator of Whitbread Children's Book of the Year The Wreck of the Zanzibar and Smarties Prize winner The Butterfly Lion. He was also shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award and Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration.