Pittipat's Saucer of Moon by Geraldine McCaughrean, Maria Nilsson

Pittipat's Saucer of Moon

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean, Maria Nilsson
Illustrated by


Pittipat's Saucer of Moon by Geraldine McCaughrean, Maria Nilsson

Pittipat knows that the moon is a saucer of cream and his brothers and sisters mean to drink it all up. So the brave little cat sets off to find them, sailing over giant waves and climbing the starry sky until he is face-to-face with the big dark night!A rhyming story full of magic, imagination and adventure that is a joy to read aloud.'Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today.' Anne Fine


Beautifully illustrated. * Nursery World * Attractive, swirling lines and delicious gold and blue-green colours add to the pleasure for younger readers. * Carousel * Cleverly worded by Geraldine McCaughrean and cleverly illustrated in line, shapes and colour by Maria Nilsson. * School Librarian * Beautiful * Bookbag * Highly recommended for Geraldine McCaughrean's lilting prose and Maria Nilsson's dreamy pictures. * The Times * Evoking a Maurice Sendak-like dreamscape this night-time rhyme is packed with clever language and definitely deserves to be read aloud... lovely and magical. * Books for Keeps * McCaughrean is a magical writer - she delights in rhythm and rhyme and creates delightful tales for even the youngest of children. * Manchester Evening News * Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. * Anne Fine *

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean has been writing for children for over 25 years and is author of Peter Pan in Scarlet, which was one of the most successful children's titles of 2006. Geraldine 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), the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine is the first author to have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal six times.Maria Nilsson grew up in Sweden but moved to London in 2001. She studied BA Illustration at the University of Westminster. After graduating she worked as a freelance illustrator until the birth of her children. When they started toddling, Maria took up her pencil again and in 2009 was shortlisted for the Picture This competition (Macmillan and Waterstones' search for a new illustrator).

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32 pages


Geraldine McCaughrean, Maria Nilsson
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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

4th July 2013



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