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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 Illustrator: Jana Diemberger Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2011

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Other books by Geraldine McCaughrean

Not the End of the World

Not the End of the World

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2022

Forty days below the decks of a ship in relentless storms. Squalid conditions, a cargo of animals, and the man in charge claims he is acting on God's orders. An ensemble cast tells the exhilarating and gripping story of the world's first natural disaster, and the making of the world's first Middle Eastern religious fanatic. The novel on which this play is based was a winner of the Whitbread Award 2004.

Think Again Band 11/Lime

Think Again Band 11/Lime

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Bee Willey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2021

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level 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 Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Illustrator: Margarita Kukhtina Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2021

A favourite bedtime classic, beautifully retold by bestselling and award-winning author, Geraldine Mccaughrean This beloved childhood classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett is now available in a sumptuous gift book edition with dazzling new art. When Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor, she is the most spoiled and contrary child you could ever meet. But she is also extremely lonely. Until one day, she discovers a walled garden that has been kept secret for years. With the help of a little robin, Mary unearths the key and unlocks the wonder that lies beyond the garden walls - and finds that making friends can be every bit life-changing as a magical garden. A captivating picture book retelling for young children by acclaimed author Geraldine McCaughrean, who has won, among many others, the Carnegie Medal twice, the Whitbread Children's Book Award and the Smarties Bronze Award. Discover more beautiful gift books in the Nosy Crow Classic range including Heidi, The Velveteen Rabbit and Peter Pan A timeless keepsake gift with beautiful illustrations by Margarita Kukhtina that will be treasured by generations. With sumptuous details including cloth binding, foil cover, full colour illustrations throughout, textured paper jacket, ribbon marker and head and tail bands.

The Supreme Lie

The Supreme Lie

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/04/2021

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator: Laura Barrett 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 Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

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.

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