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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

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Other books by Geraldine McCaughrean

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Hans Christian Andersen's classic story of The Snow Queen has enchanted children for over 150 years. Join Gerda on her journey to rescue her best friend Kai from the Snow Queen's icy palace in this magical retelling from award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, with stunning silhouette illustrations by Laura Barrett. With a sparkling foiled cover, this beautiful gift book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf!

The Story of the Nativity

The Story of the Nativity

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A captivating retelling of the story of the very first Christmas from multi-award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In the still heart of the night, the child was born. A boy. Mary kissed him, washed him, wrapped him tightly and laid him in the wooden trough where the animals usually munched hay. She gave him a kiss. She gave him a name too - Jesus - just as the angel had told her to do. Discover the tale of Mary and Joseph, the Angel Gabriel, the shepherds, the wise men and the arrival of the Baby Jesus, retold in simple, lyrical language. Illustrated with enchanting silhouette artwork by Laura Barrett, this is a book to be shared and treasured by every family at Christmas time.

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: 16/09/2020

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.

A Pilgrim's Progress

A Pilgrim's Progress

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/09/2020

'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?

Sky Ship and other stories: A Bloomsbury Reader

Sky Ship and other stories: A Bloomsbury Reader

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

'McCaughrean is one of the greatest living children's authors.' (The Bookseller) Brilliant historical fiction from double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean. From ships that sail in a sea in the sky and children who witness the deadly effects of a scientific experiment, to a magic carpet that brings about a day of judgement and a year where eleven days are lost and never to be found, this short-story collection will have you on the edge of your seat! This collection of gripping historical short stories from award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean has beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ian McCaughrean and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Dark Red Ideal for ages 10+

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

A magical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale, with stunningly intricate illustrations. 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 . . . Rediscover Hans Christian Andersen's entrancing, bittersweet tale of love, set between land and sea. Retold by renowned storyteller and Carnegie Medal winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean. With a sparkling foiled cover and beautiful silhouette-style illustrations, this is a must-have addition to any bookshelf.

Rollercoaster: The Kite Rider

Rollercoaster: The Kite Rider

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 19/12/2019

The amazing story of Haoyou, strapped to a kite and sent to fly among the clouds and the spirits of the dead, this highly acclaimed novel is full of the sights, sounds and smells of Ancient China. After witnessing his father's death, Haoyou becomes a kite-rider. Strapped to a man-sized kite, he is able to ride the incredible heights, searching for sign of his father's spirit among the clouds. But Haoyou knows it is a dangerous pursuit, where the slightest mistake could bring him plummeting back to Earth.

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.

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