The Questing Knights of the Faerie Queen by Geraldine McCaughrean
  

The Questing Knights of the Faerie Queen

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean

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A beautiful book, lavishly illustrated in colour throughout, this is an accessible prose re-telling of the story of the Faerie Queen, Spenser’s romantic poem first written for Queen Elizabeth 1.

Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with a wide age group the story is lyrically retold capturing all the excitement and passion of the original.

Synopsis

The Questing Knights of the Faerie Queen by Geraldine McCaughrean

Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queen" was written in 1596 for Queen Elizabeth I. Aiming to bring a literary classic to life, this book presents a retelling of this famous romantic text. It introduces the readers to Spenser's exciting adventures of knights and dragons, sorcerers and hermits, princesses and sea nymphs.

Reviews

Lavishly illustrated by Jason Cockcroft, this classy retelling by Geraldine McCaughrean... will win new fans... -- The Sunday Times 20041128

...memorable pictures... There's something here to enthrall all young readers. -- Carousel, Oct 2006 20041128

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy. Read more about the author here.

Anne Fine on Geraldine McCaughrean:

'I reckon Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. Everything she does is different and everything works – look at her list of prizes. She must write in tremendous bursts. Some years, she's so prolific the rest of us start joking that the fairies come in at night to do her work for her. Then she'll go quiet, so unlike all those writers who are persuaded by their publishers to come up with something every year, no matter how tired or drab. If Geraldine has nothing fresh to write, she doesn't write it.' (The Guardian)

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Format

Hardback
144 pages

Author

Geraldine McCaughrean
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Author's Website

www.geraldinemccaughrean.co...

Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Childrens Division

Publication date

6th April 2006

ISBN

9780340866221

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