Tony Mitton
Illustrated by
John Lawrence

Out of the lands in the chill, far north

come legends from long ago.

This is the story of Wayland Smith,

the strangest of all I know.

This beautifully told tale reinvents the northern legend of Wayland the blacksmith, whose craft and skill spread his fame far and wide. But Wayland's talents bring him nothing but pain. Following the loss of his swan-bride and his enslavement by a greedy king, Wayland has to rely on hope, courage and cunning to get by.

Published by : DFB, Random House

Date: 05 September 2013

ISBN: 978-0857560148

Format: Hardback

Pages: 64pp

Price : £14.99

Tony Mitton

Tony Mitton is a poet and a writer for children. His publications include books of lyric and narrative verse across a wide age range, verse picture books and his first novel Potter’s Boy. He has received many awards for his books, most recently the CLPE children’s poetry award for his narrative verse book Wayland. He lives in Cambridge with his wife. They have two grown-up children.