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Six Storey House

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean

Illustrated by Ross Collins

Six Storey House Synopsis

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...

Six Storey House Press Reviews

'poignant, original and funny... This book is a triumph of wit, warmth and careful composition from one of our most creative and versatile contemporary children's writers.'-TES Primary '... stands in a place between logic and imagination, where the enjoyment of language is king.'-The Times 'It is great to come across a novel written for this age group that feels like a proper book rather than an extension of a school-reading scheme... Geraldine McCaughrean's quirky story gets to the emotional heart of a big, old house... a delicately written tale'-The Guardian

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340852149
Publication date: 16th January 2003
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrator: Ross Collins
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages

About Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is an established author for all age groups. Geraldine has been awarded many prizes for her writing, including the Whitbread children's Book Award for A Little Lower than the Angels, the Library Association Camegie Medal and the Guardian Award for a Pack of Lies. Geraldine has also published a number of retellings of traditional stories. Geraldine has a young daughter. She was awarded the Blue Peter Book Award for her retelling of 'A Pilgrim's Progress'.

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