The Orchard Book of Roman Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean
  

Synopsis

The Orchard Book of Roman Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean

A wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, retold for today's young readers. Here are all the famous myths from the birth of Venus, to the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus. The great gods and goddesses, including Jupiter, Mars and Diana, are brought vividly to life by Emma Chichester Clark's beautiful illustrations that perfectly reflect the liveliness of Geraldine McCaughrean's gripping retellings.

Reviews

- Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Beefeater's Children's Novel Award - Emma Chichester Clark has won the Mother Goose Award - These tales, freshly interpreted by Geraldine McCaughrean, never lose their ability to enthral. Carousel - The book would be an attractive addition to the school library. School Librarian

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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Book Info

Format

Paperback
96 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Geraldine McCaughrean
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Author's Website

www.geraldinemccaughrean.co...

Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

28th August 2003

ISBN

9781843623083


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