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Geraldine McCaughrean

  • 5 stars across 165 books
    Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a Justice of the Peace and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey. Born and educated in Enfield, North London, Geraldine McCaughrean is the youngest of three children. She worked at a London publishing house for ten years, and now works from home, in Berkshire. She has written around a hundred and sixty books, mostly for children. She has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread Book of the Year Children's Novel Award, The Guardian Prize, and the Carnegie Medal. Born and educated in Enfield, North London, Geraldine McCaughrean is the youngest of three children. She worked at a London publishing house for ten years, and now works from home, in Berkshire. She has written around a hundred and sixty books, mostly for children. She has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread Book of the Year Children's Novel Award, The Guardian Prize, and the Carnegie Medal.
    16th April 2014

    The Snow Queen

    (5 reviews)
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    22nd January 2013

    The Snow Queen

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    1st May 2017

    Where the World Ends

    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 fo... More

    (4 reviews)
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    2nd October 2008

    Peter Pan in Scarlet

    Neverland is calling again...Something is wrong in Neverland. Dreams are leaking out-strangely real dreams, of pirates a... More

    (3 reviews)
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    16th November 2015

    The Nutcracker

    A beautiful telling of the Nutcracker fairy tale, with exciting activities, colouring pages and a gorgeous eight-card 3D... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st September 2012

    Pittipat's Saucer of Moon

    Pittipat knows that the moon is a saucer of cream and his brothers and sisters mean to drink it all up. So the brave l... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st November 2012

    Greek Myths

    This book contains a collection of some of the best-known Greek myths, full of brave heroes, terrifying monsters, powerf... More

    (2 reviews)
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    12th May 2016

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

    Chickens, foxes, horses, tigers, lions and mice this is a marvellous menagerie of tales about tails. Meet Chanticleer t... More

    (1 review)
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    9th May 2016

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

    Sometimes we kill the whale. Sometimes the whaling kills us.When Ishmael joins the crew of the Pequod he is told of the ... More

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    9th April 1998

    It's Not the End of the World

    Karen's parents have always argued, and lately they've been getting worse. But when her father announces that they're go... More

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