The Wish-Bringer by Geraldine McCaughrean
  

The Wish-Bringer

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrated by Jana Diemberger
Part of the Monacello Series

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Award-winning Geraldine McCaughrean tells more heart-warming stories as she brings to life the charming but impish little character Montecello, an orphan who haunts the streets of his birthplace Naples, sometimes bringing joy and sometimes playing tricks, according to his mood and the colour of the hat he is wearing. Montecello’s world in the dark alleyways of Naples is made tangible in Jan Diemberger’s striking illustrations.

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The Wish-Bringer by Geraldine McCaughrean

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Reads aloud wonderfully with its tale-teller's seeming simplicity and its frequent alliterations and internal rhymes... Designed with such care, this layered tale will demand to be revisited many times. -- BOOKS FOR KEEPS

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

Paperback
56 pages

Author

Geraldine McCaughrean
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Author's Website

www.geraldinemccaughrean.co...

Publisher

Phoenix Yard Books

Publication date

27th September 2012

ISBN

9781907912061

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