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Geraldine McCaughrean - Author

About the Author

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)

Featured books by Geraldine McCaughrean

Monacello The Little Monk

Monacello The Little Monk

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2011

Lovereading4kids review to follow

Other books by Geraldine McCaughrean

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

An enchanting picture book retelling of The Snow Queen. A magical, wintery tale of friendship, love and adventure. Join Gerda on her epic journey to the mysterious, snowy lands of the frozen North. Meeting fairy-tale princesses, talking crows and wise old women with enchanted gardens, on her quest to rescue best friend Kai from the Snow Queen's icy palace. Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale has enchanted children for over 150 years. Retold by Carnegie Medal-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, with stunningly intricate silhouette illustrations, this is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Hans Christian Andersen's entrancing tale of love, set between land and sea, is retold by renowned storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean and brought to life in magical silhouette artwork by illustrator Laura Barrett. When she falls in love with a prince, the little mermaid persuades a sea witch to replace her tail with legs so she can live on land. But the price demanded by the wicked sea witch is great: the mermaid's beautiful voice . . . With a sparkling foiled cover, this beautiful gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf!

Gilgamesh the Hero

Gilgamesh the Hero

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2019

Go! Go! Chichico!

Go! Go! Chichico!

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2019

Chichico can't believe his luck when a talent scout spots him playing football on the beach and asks him to try out for Santos Brazil. All he has to do is turn up, bring his boots and show off his skills. But there's one problem ... Chichico doesn't have any boots. When his friend Davi steps in to lend a helping hand, can he save the day - or will his actions spoil Chichico's chances of becoming a football star forever? Particularly suitable for struggling reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

Where the World Ends

Where the World Ends

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/02/2019

Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs, he went home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is... In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned to endure storms, starvation and terror. And how can they survive, housed in stone and imprisoned on every side by the ocean?

The Jesse Tree

The Jesse Tree

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2018

The inspiration for this book was the tradition of carved Jesse trees and stained glass windows used in medieval times to tell people Bible stories. Using her skills as a storyteller and her love of the Bible, the author has written a compelling story about the creation of a modern-day Jesse tree. She weaves evocative retellings of selected Bible stories with a sensitive contemporary story about the transforming power of love.

Rollercoasters Where the World Ends

Rollercoasters Where the World Ends

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 04/06/2018

Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs, he went home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is...In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned to endure storms, starvation and terror. And how can they survive, housed in stone and imprisoned on every side by the ocean?

Cambridge Reading Adventures The White Elephant 4 Voyagers

Cambridge Reading Adventures The White Elephant 4 Voyagers

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The cruel king of Siam punishes gentle Preecha with a terrible test. If he fails, exile or the Royal Tigers will be waiting for him. Books in the Voyagers strand are for learners experienced in reading a range of genres. Learners will be able to discuss how language is used and how the vocabulary chosen causes reactions and inferences in the reader. Texts use flashbacks, parody, summary and commentary. Fiction titles include chapters to reflect sustained reading while shorter books have deeper inferential meaning needing more advanced comprehension skills. Contains teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

Where the World Ends

Where the World Ends

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2017

In the summer of 1727, a group of men and boys from St Kilda are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food. No one returns to collect them. Why? Surely nothing but the end of the world can explain why they have been abandoned to endure storms, starvation and terror. And how can they survive, imprisoned on every side by the ocean? Inspired by a true event, this is a breathtaking story of nine boys and the courage it takes to survive against the odds, from three-time winner of the Whitbread/Costa Children's Book Award Geraldine McCaughrean.

Stories from Shakespeare

Stories from Shakespeare

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2016

Ten of Shakespeare's greatest plays, retold for children by multi-award winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. From love, jealousy, greed and betrayal to mad kings, magic and murder, Geraldine McCaughrean retells some of Shakespeare's best-known stories, including Romeo and Juliet, Henry the Fifth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest. With easy to follow prose punctuated with well-known quotations and featuring a cast list for each play, this accessible collection will delight and entertain readers of all ages.

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 11 Dancing the Night Away Level 11

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 11 Dancing the Night Away Level 11

Author: Geraldine Mccaughrean, Alison Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Flora has worked all her life for horrible Mrs Stint and her daughter Grizel. Now they want a golden pound from her. With an old iron pot to help her, Flora sets out to trick the Waltzing Warlock and find her fortune.Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding.All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so its easy to match every child to the right book one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 15: Animal Tails

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 15: Animal Tails

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2016

Chickens, foxes, horses, tigers, lions and mice this is a marvellous menagerie of tales about tails. Meet Chanticleer the pompous cockerel, Reynard the sneaky fox, the sad Ugly Duckling and many more enduring characters, taken from Chaucer and Hans Christian Anderson and traditional tales from around the world. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 19: Moby Dick

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 19: Moby Dick

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Herman Melville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2016

Sometimes we kill the whale. Sometimes the whaling kills us.When Ishmael joins the crew of the Pequod he is told of the danger he faces, but he still longs for the adventure that whale-hunting brings. As the ship travels the globe looking for its prey, Ishmael realises that there is more to their mission than oil, blubber and riches. Captain Ahab is a man consumed by obsession, but will he ever find the elusive Moby Dick? This tale beautifully depicts the power and mystery of the magnificent whale, and the trials of those who seek to harm him. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Stones Are Hatching

Stones Are Hatching

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2014

Phelim was the only one, they said, the only one who could save the world from the Hatchlings of the Stoor Worm. The Stoor Worm, who had been asleep for aeons, since it was vanquished by the hero, Assipattle, was beginning to waken. It was the booming of the guns, the cries of the wounded, the dreadful sounds of war that had woken it, and now its Hatchlings were abroad to terrorize the people who had forgotten all about them, forgotten all the ancient magics. But how could Phelim, who was only a boy, after all, save the world from all these dreadful monsters? And where could he find the Maiden, the Fool, and the Horse who were supposed to help him? And as Phelim leaves his home and sets out on his quest, the words of the domovoy ring in his ears: 'You are the one. To stop the Worm waking. To do what must be done.'

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: Noisy Neighbours

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 10 More Pack A: Noisy Neighbours

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Mr Flinch hates noise. His neighbours in Noisy Neighbours, a mechanic and a music teacher, can't help making a racket. Mr Flinch plots to get rid of them... TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 17: The Legend Of Gilgamesh

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Myths and Legends: Level 17: The Legend Of Gilgamesh

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

The Legend of Gilgamesh is a retelling of the oldest recorded story in the world. The cruel King Gilgamesh forms an unlikely friendship with a wild man, Enkidu. Together they plan to battle fearsome monsters. Can they succeed and live to tell the tale? Captivating versions of some of the best myths and legends from around the world. TreeTops Myths and Legends are fascinating and action-packed stories that will motivate and inspire readers. These are some of the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by leading contemporary children's authors to bring out all of the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever. The stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles to bring each tale to life. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

BC JD Plays Red (KS2)/5C-5B Three Mistakes and a Monster

BC JD Plays Red (KS2)/5C-5B Three Mistakes and a Monster

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

Julia Donaldson Plays Blue (KS2)/4B-4A Tricked You!

Julia Donaldson Plays Blue (KS2)/4B-4A Tricked You!

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

Julia Donaldson Plays Lime/3C Traffic Jam BC JD Plays Lime/3C Traffic Jam Lime/3c

Julia Donaldson Plays Lime/3C Traffic Jam BC JD Plays Lime/3C Traffic Jam Lime/3c

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

Julia Donaldson Plays Lime/3C Choose Me BC JD Plays Lime/3C Choose Me Lime/3c

Julia Donaldson Plays Lime/3C Choose Me BC JD Plays Lime/3C Choose Me Lime/3c

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

Julia Donaldson Plays White/2A the Escape BC JD Plays White/2A The Escape White/2a

Julia Donaldson Plays White/2A the Escape BC JD Plays White/2A The Escape White/2a

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2013

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1. Presented by celebrated children's author Julia Donaldson, each play features engaging stories, beautiful artwork and memorable characters that help kids really catch the reading bug by truly involving them in the story!

Pittipat's Saucer of Moon

Pittipat's Saucer of Moon

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Maria Nilsson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2012

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! Enter a magical world in this beautiful story by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.

Too Big!

Too Big!

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

Mum always liked to buy Neil clothes big enough for him to 'grow into'. And his new cricket jumper makes him look like a lamb in sheep's clothing! But Mum goes too far when she buys a new wardrobe and that, too, is far too big. It won't fit in the front door, it won't go through the downstairs windows. And, when Mum and Dad finally work out how to get it in the house, Neil - and his too-big cricket jumper - cause a very surprising outcome: one that Neil likes very much indeed.

Think Again Band 11/Lime

Think Again Band 11/Lime

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Bee Willey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

At the dawn of time, the Maker is having problems with the animals he makes. His beaver and his ants are too big, his moose is the same size as a mouse and his elephant can hide behind a blade of grass! Maker is forced to think again about the original plans for the animals, adjusting their size to the way they are today. * Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type - A story by a significant author. * An illustrated diagram on pages 30 and 31 reminds the reader of how the animals looked before and after the maker finished creating them, an ideal cue for children to retell the story in their own words. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; Science: Plants and animals in the local environment, variation.

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 8: Twelve Dancing Princesses

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 8: Twelve Dancing Princesses

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Nikki Gamble, Pam Dowson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

Twelve Dancing Princesses is a German rags-to-riches folk tale. There is something strange happening at the palace, where the King's twelve daughters are wearing through their slippers every night. Will the hero be able to get to the bottom of the mystery? This engaging story written by Geraldine McCaughrean and beautifully illustrated by Bee Willey will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

George and the Dragon and a World of Other Stories

George and the Dragon and a World of Other Stories

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

These are the stories our ancestors told to explain how the world began; or they are the legends of half-remembered heroes and people whose lives were changed by magic. Brilliantly retold in the sparkling and inspirational words of the multiple award-winning and much-loved children's author, Geraldine McCaughrean, the tales will delight and entertain readers of all ages. Together, GEORGE AND THE DRAGON AND A WORLD OF OTHER STORIES with its two companion volumes, ROBIN HOOD AND A WORLD OF OTHER STORIES and KING ARTHUR AND A WORLD OF OTHER STORIES, make a wonderful gift collection of classic tales from around the world - many of them unavailable anywhere else.

Too Big!

Too Big!

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2011

Mum always liked to buy Neil clothes big enough for him to 'grow into'. And his new cricket jumper makes him look like a lamb in sheep's clothing! But Mum goes too far when she buys a new wardrobe and that, too, is far TOO BIG. It won't fit in the front door, it won't go through the downstairs windows. And, when Mum and Dad finally work out how to get it in the house, Neil - and his too-big cricket jumper - cause a very surprising outcome: one that Neil likes very much indeed!

Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen

Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2011

Ever since the magnificent Miss Loucien gave up teaching to join the Bright Lights Theater Company, school days have lacked a certain . . . drama . . . especially for Cissy, who longs for a life in show business, and Kookie, who craves adventure. But when a diphtheria outbreak interrupts the dull routine, Cissy and Kookie are evacuated to the doubtful safety of the Bright Lights' summer homea shipwrecked paddle steamer on the flooded Missouri River. Thus begins a wild and unpredictable journey downstream serving up grand performances, aggrieved river gamblers, irate lawmen, and perilous races. And when at long last Cissy steps into the limelight, the stakes are higher than she ever imagined. Renowned storyteller Geraldine McCaughrean weaves a rip-roaring adventure in this funny tale that's chock-full of humor and heart.

Monacello The Little Monk

Monacello The Little Monk

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2011

Lovereading4kids review to follow

Death-Defying Pepper Roux

Death-Defying Pepper Roux

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: eBook Release Date: 27/07/2010

Pepper's fourteenth birthday is a momentous one. It's the day he's supposed to die. Everyone seems resigned to iteven Pepper, although he would much prefer to live. But can you sidestep Fate? Jump sideways into a different life? Nave and trusting, Pepper sets a course through dangerous waters, inviting disaster and mayhem at every turn, one eye on the sky for fear of angels, one on the magnificent possibilities of being alive. New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean has created a gripping tale filled with dark humor and daring escapades, where the key to a boy's life lies in facing his own death. Join him on the runif you can keep up.

Literacy World Comets Stage 3: Two Sides of the Coin Guided Reading Card Framework Edition

Literacy World Comets Stage 3: Two Sides of the Coin Guided Reading Card Framework Edition

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Jan Mark Format: Cards Release Date: 07/11/2008

Part of the Literacy World series that provides support to deliver shared reading and writing, guided reading, ICT and speaking and listening at Key Stage 2 and Junior level.

Forever X

Forever X

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2008

The Shepherd family have set off on their usual summer holiday under a cloud of gloom at the predictability of it all. When the car breaks down, they are forced to stay the night at the nearest B&B. To their dismay they find themselves at a place where Christmas comes every day of the year, complete with turkey and Santa Claus. And they discover it's even stranger than that, with the girl in the elf costume, the mysterious Mr Angel and the police seeking a fugitive. Stranded in this bizarre environment, unusual friendships develop and the relationships that have been so set in their ways are turned upside down. Full of comic moments, tension and drama, this is a highly satisfying read.

Fearless Flynn and Other Tales Band 17/Diamond

Fearless Flynn and Other Tales Band 17/Diamond

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Gillian Shields, Martin Waddell Format: Undefined Release Date: 01/09/2008

Three spooky tales from three peerless storytellers, perfect for telling around the fire on a dark, windy night. Read of Flynn, who battled with three skeletons; of Tom, who saw something so weird in the moonlight that it changed his life for ever; and of the terrifying thirteen crows who brought death wherever they went... * Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. * A selection of newspaper articles about Fearless Flynn give children the opportunity to explore other ways of presenting information and other points of view. * Text type: Three fantasy stories. Curriculum links: Music: Stars, hide your fires - Performing together. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Literacy World Comets Stage 2: Born Lucky and Other Tales Guided Reading Card Framework Ed

Literacy World Comets Stage 2: Born Lucky and Other Tales Guided Reading Card Framework Ed

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Jean Ure, Jacqueline Wilson Format: Cards Release Date: 30/06/2008

Part of the Literacy World series that provides support to deliver shared reading and writing, guided reading, ICT and speaking and listening at Key Stage 2 and Junior level.

Father and Son

Father and Son

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2007

'So, long after the star had set, after the angels had roosted, after the shepherds had hurried back to their sheep, there was one person still awake in a dark stable, watching over a sleeping child.' Complemented by Fabian Negrin's atmospheric illustrations, this picture book is destined to become a classic.

The Kite Rider

The Kite Rider

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2007

Haoyou knows that his father's spirit lives among the clouds above Ancient China. He also knows that to save his mother from being forced into a new marriage he must now follow in his father's footsteps and take to the skies, riding a kite through the clouds and the spirits of the dead. Then the Jade Circus offers him a chance to escape his enemies and travel throughout the empire, and maybe even perform before Kublai Khan himself. But is going with the circus really the best option? It could be that the circus master is leading him into even greater danger. This outstanding story is like nothing else you've ever read - packed with action, adventure and emotion.

Greek Heroes

Greek Heroes

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2007

What makes a hero different from ordinary men? Are courage and strength enough, or is there something more that's needed for battle, whether against a fearful monster or the wrath of the gods themselves? Here are the stories of four heroes, Perseus, Hercules, Theseus, and Odysseus, who follow the path of glory in their many unforgettable adventures. Geraldine McCaughrean is a master storyteller and she excels in combining nail-biting plots with a powerful portrayal of the main characters in all their complexity, their matchless strength and wit tempered by human weakness. The result is a collection of deeply satisfying and mesmerizing stories that will be an excellent addition to any bookshelf.

Britannia: Great Stories from British History

Britannia: Great Stories from British History

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 101 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly three thousand years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid, the Braer Oil Tanker disaster and the Hadron Collider, each story includes a note on what really happened.

The Jesse Tree

The Jesse Tree

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2006

Taking her inspiration from the medieval tradition of carving Jesse Trees - a method used to explain the genealogy of Jesus - McCaughrean uses all her skill as a storyteller to weave together evocative retellings of Bible stories with a contemporary tale about the creation of a modern-day Jesse Tree and the transforming power of friendship and love.

Father and Son

Father and Son

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2006

'So, long after the star had set, after the angels had roosted, after the shepherds had hurried back to their sheep, there was one person still awake in a dark stable, watching over a sleeping child.' Complemented by Fabian Negrin's atmospheric illustrations, this picture book is destined to become a classic.

Peter Pan in Scarlet

Peter Pan in Scarlet

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2006

Journey back to Neverland in the first-ever authorized sequel to J.M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece, Peter Pan The Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, who own the copyright to the movie Peter Pan, marked that work's centenary by authorizing the creation of a new novel that would share the same characters as the original, and bring as much pleasure to children and adults around the world as Peter Pan has done. The result of a worldwide search to find just the right author for this special sequel is this - Peter Pan in Scarlet by the renowned and multi-award winning Geraldine McCaughrean. Set in the 1930s when the devastating effects of World War I are still resonating throughout the world, Peter Pan in Scarlet sets listeners on an unforgettable journey fraught with danger. All is not well. Dreams - nightmares - are leaking out of Neverland as it chafes against the Here and Now, wearing holes in the fabric in between. Somehow Time is moving on where Time was never meant to. Fearing for Peter Pan's life, Wendy and the Lost Boys find their way back to Neverland - with the help of the fairy, Fireflyer - only to discover adventure waiting in ambush and their worst nightmare coming true in the most unexpected of ways!

Rollercoasters The Kite Rider

Rollercoasters The Kite Rider

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

They called him Gou Tian, Sky Hook, the boy who flies. Then the Jade Circus offered him a chance to escape his enemies and travel throughout Kublai Khan's empire. But can he escape so easily and can he avoid even greater danger?

Think Again Band 11/Lime

Think Again Band 11/Lime

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Collins Educational, Bee Willey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

At the dawn of time, the Maker is having problems with the animals he makes. His beaver and his ants are too big, his moose is the same size as a mouse and his elephant can hide behind a blade of grass! Maker is forced to think again about the original plans for the animals, adjusting their size to the way they are today. * Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type - A story by a significant author. * An illustrated diagram on pages 30 and 31 reminds the reader of how the animals looked before and after the maker finished creating them, an ideal cue for children to retell the story in their own words. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; Science: Plants and animals in the local environment, variation. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

The White Darkness

The White Darkness

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Captain Oates, hero of the Antarctic, has been dead for nearly a century. But, not in Sym's head. In there, he is her constant companion, her soul mate, her adviser. It is as if he walked out of the Polar blizzard and into her mind. In fact, if it were not for Titus, life might be as bleak a place as the Antarctic wilderness. Then, a short family expedition makes her ask the question she has long been avoiding: who but the mad trust for happiness to someone or something that isn't there?

The White Darkness

The White Darkness

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Captain Titus Oates, hero of the Antarctic, has been dead for nearly a century. But not in Sym's head. In there, he is her constant companion, her soulmate, her adviser. It is as if he walked out of the Polar blizzard and into her mind. In fact, if it were not for Titus, life might be as bleak a place as the Antarctic wilderness. When she is taken on a mystery expedition by her eccentric uncle Victor, Sym can't believe her luck. Destination Antarctica - the very place she's always wanted to visit. But Victor has other plans, more sinister than Sym could possibly imagine. Stranded in the most isolated part of the world with her trust in someone she comes to realize is a madman, she must find a way to avoid a gruesome fate. But, what should a teenage girl do? Could it be that Titus, the one who perished in that very place, will be the means of her survival?

Casting the Gods Adrift

Casting the Gods Adrift

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2005

A thriller set in ancient Egypt between 1351-1354 BC. Tutmose and Ibrim's father, the animal dealer, is commanded by the new pharaoh Akhenaten, to bring him animals - lots of animals - for his new capital city. The boys' father is delighted. But he has no idea what the pharaoh's strange new religion will mean for all of them...

Not the End of the World

Not the End of the World

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2005

Everyone knows the story of the Flood, the men God chose to survive, the animals that went in two by two. But what about the others that sailed on the Ark - the women and the children? This adventure story asks what it was really like when the heavens opened and the world drowned - and what might have happened in the days that followed. With a frighteningly zealous and single-minded Noah; Japheth and his young wife, Zillah, concerned for the welfare of the animals; the stowaway boy and baby found by Noah's daughter Timna; and the animals themselves, continuing to act as animals do, whatever their surroundings, this is an extremely compelling and at times very frightening story, beautifully written as ever by Geraldine McCaughrean.

Year 6: Sky Ship and Other Stories

Year 6: Sky Ship and Other Stories

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2004

Geraldine McCaughrean's best-loved novels all have an historical theme - her passion for history is evident in this collection of gripping short stories. Each of these five tales is set in the past at a moment of scientific or historical significance. Read about the book that changed the world and inspired Christopher Columbus and Da Vinci; why eleven days vanished from the English calendar in 1752 - and much more besides!

Smile!

Smile!

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2004

A magical and uplifting tale. When Felix's plane crashes, he finds himself in a small remote village. The only thing he has salvaged from the plane is a Polaroid camera with ten remaining pictures. At first the villagers are suspicious, but they soon enter into a mission to find the ten most important subjects for the photographs. And each photo that Felix takes seems to have a magical effect . BLGeraldine McCaughrean is the winner of the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award.

Dog Days

Dog Days

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2004

'The ice was slippery. Her paws kept splaying outwards until the cold of the ice on her belly made her tiptoe back up to her full height . . . Someone on the bridge threw a lump of coal at her. It skidded across the whiteness, leaving a black trail, then plopped into a fissure: the ice was breaking up.' Clay and his brother, Hal, rescue a struggling dog from the icy River Thames. But back on dry land their father refuses to take her in - the new Dog Tax means she's too expensive to keep. As skinners sharpen their knives, ready to make money from pelts just like hers, the boys determine to save her - at whatever cost . . .

Gold Dust

Gold Dust

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2004

Inez and her brother are amazed to find a huge hole being dug right outside the front door of their father's shop. Then suddenly more holes appear all over the main street and before long the cars can't use the road and everyone has to walk around balancing on planks of wood. It can only be a matter of time before the foundations give way and the whole town collapses. People are traveling from all over the country - the word on everyone's lips is Gold.

Heroes Odysseus

Heroes Odysseus

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2003

A wonderful retelling of the story of Odysseus, from Geraldine McCaughrean, illustrated by Jason Cockcroft. Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the most highly-acclaimed living children's writers, and is particularly renowned for her masterly retellings of traditional tales. She is the winner of the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Whitbread Award (twice) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. This book is perfect for fans of adult authors such as Mary Renault, or for readers of Adele Geras's Troy .

The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet

The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2003

Swan Lake, Coppelia, Gisele, Cinderella, La Sylphide, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, The Firebird, Petrouchka and The Sleeping Beauty . . . this beautiful collection brings together ten best-loved stories from the ballet. Geraldine McCaughrean's sparkling retellings capture all the magic and drama of these timeless stories, which are brought to life by Angela Barrett's exquisite illustrations. A classic collection to treasure.

Heroes Theseus

Heroes Theseus

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2003

Theseus is one of four wonderful Greek Hero retellings from Geraldine McCaughrean, with cover illustrations by Jason Cockroft. Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the most highly-acclaimed living children's writers, and is particularly renowned for her masterly retellings of traditional tales. She is the winner of the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Whitbread Award (twice). Geraldine McCaughrean and Jason Cockcroft are reunited - the prizewinning team behind the Blue Peter Book of the Year winner, A Pilgrim's Progress . This book is perfect for fans of adult authors such as Mary Renault, or for readers of Adele Geras's Troy . Myths and legends are required reading for the National Curriculum.

A Little Lower Than The Angels

A Little Lower Than The Angels

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2003

Gabriel has no idea what the future will hold when he runs away from his apprenticeship with the bad-tempered stonemason. But God Himself, in the shape of playmaster Garvey, has plans for him. He wants Gabriel for his angel... But will Gabriel's new life with the travelling players be any more secure? In a world of illusion, people are not always what they seem. Least of all Gabriel. Geraldine McCaughrean is considered an exceptional writer of our time. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Whitbread Award (twice) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award.

Six Storey House

Six Storey House

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2003

Six Storey House stands in its little garden like a potted palm: tall and thin and brownly dusty. Once, a single family lived there. They kept servants in the loft, where other people keep luggage, and a cook in the cellar, where other people keep wine. Now each floor has a different address: Flats 1 to 6, Six Storey House...Dexi lives on the third floor with his mother, but he knows all his neighbours very well. Each chapter follows the owners of a different flat, bringing each character beautifully to life. Gradually all the neighbours lives are woven more closely together until Dexi's final intervention, in the form of chicken-pox, sees the neighbours changing their lives - and their flats...

Literacy World Comets Stage 2 Stories Born Lucky

Literacy World Comets Stage 2 Stories Born Lucky

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2002

This literacy programme for juniors offers fiction, poetry and non-fiction reading and writing materials for shared, guided and group reading and writing, and teaching materials. Comets should capture the imagination of more able pupils, and software integrates ICT with literacy teaching.

Literacy World Comets Stage 3 Stories: Two Sides (6 Pack)

Literacy World Comets Stage 3 Stories: Two Sides (6 Pack)

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Jan Mark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2002

This literacy programme for juniors offers fiction, poetry and non-fiction reading and writing materials for shared, guided and group reading and writing, and teaching materials. Comets should capture the imagination of more able pupils, and software integrates ICT with literacy teaching.

Gilgamesh the Hero

Gilgamesh the Hero

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2002

A major publishing event - two of the UK's outstanding prize-winning artists working together for the first time The legend of Gilgamesh is the oldest written story, pre-dating both The Bible and The Iliad. An epic story about a quest for immortality, it also includes a legend of the Flood that is remarkably similar to the story of Noah. BLGeraldine McCaughrean has won every major prize for children's literature in this country, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and, most recently, The Blue Peter Best Book to Keep Forever Award. BLDavid Parkins is a highly acclaimed artist, and has been shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler and Smarties awards. He received many critical accolades for God's Story with Jan Mark

The Kite Rider

The Kite Rider

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2002

Set in 13th-century China, this is the gripping, adventurous, compulsive story of Haoyou, a boy who makes his way in the world by flying into the air, strapped to a huge kite. The story is full of both incredible adventure and personal drama, and has been received with universal acclaim.

A Pack of Lies

A Pack of Lies

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2001

Ailsa doesn't trust MCC Berkshire, the mysterious man helping out in her mother's antique shop. He tells wonderful stories about all the antiques, and his stories persuade the customers to buy the items he talks about, but everything he says is a pack of lies, isn't it? The story of Ailsa and MCC is interwoven with the stories MCC tells the customers, which range from romances to adventure stories; from crime dramas to pirate stories; from stories set in modern-day Ireland to stories set in ancient China.

Rigby Star Guided Lime Level: Always Elephant Single

Rigby Star Guided Lime Level: Always Elephant Single

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2001

Genre: traditional tale Learning Objectives: Language Comprehension Strand 7: Explore how particular words are used, including words and expressions with similar meanings. Writing Opportunities Strand 9: Sustain form in narrative, including use of person and time (e.g. writing about story characters).

A Pilgrim's Progress

A Pilgrim's Progress

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2001

'I had a dream last night... large enough to fill the rest of my life.' This retelling of John Bunyan's classic story is filled with drama, excitement and adventure. On his journey of a life-time to the City of Gold, Christian meets an extraordinary cast of characters, such as the terrible Giant Despair and the monster Apollyon. Together with Hopeful, his steadfast companion, he survives the snipers and mantraps, the Great Bog, Vanity Fair, Lucre Hill and Castle Doubting. But will he find the courage to cross the final river to the City of Gold and his salvation?

The Orchard Book of Love and Friendship Stories

The Orchard Book of Love and Friendship Stories

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2000

The Stones are Hatching

The Stones are Hatching

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2000

Phelim was the only one, they said, the only one who could save the world from the Hatchlings of the Stoor Worm. The Stoor Worm, who had been asleep for aeons, since it was vanquished by the hero, Assipattle, was beginning to waken. It was the booming of the guns, the cries of the wounded, the dreadful sounds of war that had woken it, and now its Hatchlings were abroad to terrorize the people who had forgotten all about them, forgotten all the ancient magics. But how could Phelim, who was only a boy, after all, save the world from all these dreadful monsters? And where could he find the Maiden, the Fool, and the Horse who were supposed to help him? And as Phelim leaves his home and sets out on his quest, the words of the domovoy ring in his ears: 'You are the one. To stop the Worm waking. To do what must be done.' Geraldine McCaughrean is a best-selling author who has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award (twice), and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. The Stones Are Hatching is now reissued in a smaller mass-market paperback format.

Stories from Shakespeare

Stories from Shakespeare

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/1999

These stories are intended as a way of introducing Shakespeare to lower secondary students. The language provides a flavour of the plays yet remains accesssible to a wide ability range.

Perseus and The Gorgon Medusa

Perseus and The Gorgon Medusa

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/1998

With highly expressive and funny illustratio ns by Tony Ross this series will provide an introduction to an important part of cultural heritage. In this book learn w hether or not Perseus will carry out the king''s dare to kill the snake-haired Medusa. '

Hope on a Rope Key Stage 2

Hope on a Rope Key Stage 2

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Wendy Body Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/1998

*Specifically written and designed to math the NLS term-by-term requirements. *Highly visible text for shared reading. *Memorable texts by top authors with stunning illustrations. *National Curriculum and QCA topic links in many books. *Teacher's Notes in every book provide ideas for class and group work.

The New Windmill Book Of Greek Myths

The New Windmill Book Of Greek Myths

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/1997

This selection of 16 Greek myths provides tales of adventure, courage and mystery. Geraldine McCaughrean's re-telling makes them accessible for Key Stage 3 pupils.

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