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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

The Story of the Nativity

The Story of the Nativity

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator: Laura Barrett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2021

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.

A Tale of Two Dragons

A Tale of Two Dragons

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean Illustrator: Peter Malone Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2021

Two kingdoms, two dragons - which side will win, or will peace prevail? The kingdoms of Arbor with its lush forests, and Pomosa rich with farmland, have no love between them, and the children have taken to sneaking across the borders to thieve. If only they would share their produce. But the Kings decide to fight, instead... with dragons. But what kind of future will that bring? Written by multi-award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean and with illustrations by renowned artist Peter Malone, this picture book with a classic feel is a perfect reflection of contemporary strife and conflict around the world.

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 Illustrator: Alex Wilson, David Pavon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2021

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.

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.

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 Illustrator: Victor Ambrus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2021

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.

Fearless Flynn and Other Tales Band 17/Diamond

Fearless Flynn and Other Tales Band 17/Diamond

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean, Gillian Shields, Martin Waddell Illustrator: T. S. Spookytooth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

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

The Supreme Lie

The Supreme Lie

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

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