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Books by Geraldine McCaughrean

  • The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AHWXD
    Hardback 5 years +
    Celebrating the 21st birthday of this highly-respected introduction to the best-loved Greek stories, this new edition is generouslyl reformatted and has a beautiful new cover. Geraldine McCaughrean's elegant retellings continue to keep children captivated. Combined wiht Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations, this collection will form an essential part of every child's library.
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  • Britannia: Great Stories from British History

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AIPMQ
    Paperback 5 years +
    King Canute, Lady Godiva, Guy Fawkes, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Grace Darling and other famous names live again in these 101 tragic, comic, stirring tales of adventure, folly and wickedness. Spanning nearly three thousand years, and including stories as up-to-date as Live Aid, the Braer Oil Tanker disaster and the Hadron Collider, each story includes a note on what really happened.
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  • One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AMLBL
    Paperback 7 years +
    This is a completely original version of the "Arabian Nights Stories" by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In order to delay her inevitable execution, Queen Shaharazad tells her murdering husband, King Shahryar, a wonderfully exciting story every night. The King is used to a new wife every day, only to put her to death the following day, but finds himself so intrigued in the magical stories Shaharazad tells, he can't bring himself to kill her. Night after night she tells her wonderful stories until the King starts to realize that he won't be able to live without them...
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  • Go! Go! Chichico!

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: BUJOQ
    Paperback
    Chichico can't believe his luck when a talent scout spots him playing football on the beach and asks him to try out for Santos Brazil. All he has to do is turn up, bring his boots and show off his skills. But there's one problem ... Chichico doesn't have any boots. When his friend Davi steps in to lend a helping hand, can he save the day - or will his actions spoil Chichico's chances of becoming a football star forever? Particularly suitable for struggling reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
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  • The Kite Rider

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: BUHSO
    Paperback
    Haoyou knows that his father's spirit lives among the clouds above Ancient China. He also knows that to save his mother from being forced into a new marriage he must now follow in his father's footsteps and take to the skies, riding a kite through the clouds and the spirits of the dead. Then the Jade Circus offers him a chance to escape his enemies and travel throughout the empire, and maybe even perform before Kublai Khan himself. But is going with the circus really the best option? Could the circus master be leading him into even greater danger? This outstanding story by multi-award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean, is being published in this beautiful edition for a new generation of readers.
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  • The Jesse Tree

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: BTCDB
    Paperback
    "What are you doing, Mister?" Mr Butterfield, the carpenter, would really like the troublesome young boy to go away. He has serious work to do - carving a new Jesse tree inside the church. But the boy is curious and persistent. In order to explain his carving, Mr Butterfield begins retelling the great stories from the Bible that he knows and loves so much. As he does so, and in spite of his short temple small miracles begin to happen.
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  • The White Darkness

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AQJVN
    Paperback 12 years +
    Captain Titus Oates, hero of the Antarctic, has been dead for nearly a century. But not in Sym's head. In there, he is her constant companion, her soul mate, her adviser. It is as if he walked out of the Polar blizzard and into her mind. In fact, if it were not for Titus, life might be as bleak a place as the Antarctic wilderness. When she is taken on a mystery expedition by her eccentric uncle Victor, Sym can't believe her luck. Destination Antarctica-the very place she's always wanted to visit. But Victor has other plans, more sinister than Sym could possibly imagine. Stranded in the most isolated part of the world with her trust in someone she comes to realize is a madman, she must find a way to avoid a gruesome fate. But what should a teenage girl do? Could it be that Titus, the one who perished in that very place, will be the means of her survival?
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  • Casting the Gods Adrift

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: APZZU
    Paperback 7 years +
    A thriller set in ancient Egypt between 1351-1354 BC. Tutmose and Ibrim's father, the animal dealer, is commanded by the new pharaoh Akhenaten, to bring him animals - lots of animals - for his new capital city. The boys' father is delighted. But he has no idea what the pharaoh's strange new religion will mean for all of them...
  • Tamburlaine's Elephants

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: APNXY
    Paperback 10 years +
    This is a new historical novel from the author of the worldwide hit "Peter Pan in Scarlet".Rusti is a Tartar, travelling and pillaging with the legendary Horde of Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. He dreams of honour and riches, and is proud to capture his first prisoners - an elephant and her keeper. Yet amidst the death and destruction, an unlikely friendship takes hold in this breathtaking tale. This is Geraldine's first novel to follow the worldwide mega success of "Peter Pan in Scarlet".
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  • Stop the Train

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AMLVO
    Paperback 7 years +
    It's 1893 and for Cissy and her family, a new life beckons on the prairies of Oklahoma and they and their fellow settlers prepare for steady business alongside the Red Rock Railroad track. But when they refuse to sell their land to the railroad company, the boss swears that his trains will never stop in Florence again. How will they ever make a living now? Cissy and her friends, family and neighbours vow that they will make the train stop - by whatever means are necessary, no matter how dangerous that may prove to be ...
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  • A Pack of Lies

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AMLBQ
    Paperback 9 years +
    Ailsa doesn't trust MCC Berkshire, the mysterious man helping out in her mother's antique shop. He tells wonderful stories about all the antiques, and his stories persuade the customers to buy the items he talks about, but everything he says is a pack of lies, isn't it? The story of Ailsa and MCC is interwoven with the stories MCC tells the customers, which range from romances to adventure stories; from crime dramas to pirate stories; from stories set in modern-day Ireland to stories set in ancient China.
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  • Not the End of the World

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AMJYY
    Paperback 12 years +
    Everyone knows the story of the Flood, the men God chose to survive, the animals that went in two by two. But what about the others that sailed on the Ark - the women and the children? This adventure story asks what it was really like when the heavens opened and the world drowned - and what might have happened in the days that followed. With a frighteningly zealous and single-minded Noah; Japheth and his young wife, Zillah, concerned for the welfare of the animals; the stowaway boy and baby found by Noah's daughter Timna; and the animals themselves, continuing to act as animals do, whatever their surroundings, this is an extremely compelling and at times very frightening story, beautifully written as ever by Geraldine McCaughrean.
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  • A Little Lower Than the Angels

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AMJUG
    Paperback 10 years +
    Gabriel has no idea what the future will hold when he runs away from his apprenticeship with the bad-tempered stonemason. But God Himself, in the shape of playmaster Garvey, has plans for him. He wants Gabriel for his angel...But will Gabriel's new life with the travelling players be any more secure? In a world of illusion, people are not always what they seem. Least of all Gabriel. Geraldine McCaughrean is considered an exceptional writer of our time. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Whitbread Award (twice) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award.
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  • The Positively Last Performance

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AIWYL
    Paperback 9 years +
    The performances at The Royal Theatre are extraordinary. You'd have to see them to believe them! But that's the problem. Nobody can see them. Except Gracie, that is. Newly arrived in her favourite seaside town and its beautiful old theatre, Gracie's quickly making friends. There's Mikey the Mod who wears a parka and drives a scooter, Miss Melluish whose skirt is missing, and Frank Stuart, the maker of mechanical elephants. But the old theatre is under threat. Will Gracie and her friends be able to save their home, or is the curtain set to fall on their very last performance? 'Everybody should read Geraldine McCaughrean' Philip Reeve
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  • The Middle of Nowhere

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AHVZO
    Hardback 7 years +
    When Mary Pinny dies from a snakebite, she leaves her young daughter, Comity, and husband Herbert in the Middle of Nowhere.

    As Stationmaster of the Kinkindele Repeater Station, Herbert Pinny takes great pride in his job; receiving morse messages and passing them down the Wire to the rest of Australia and beyond.

    But Comity dreams of a different life - where her mother is alive and she has her own horse and a new piano - and sends letters to her grandmother and her snooty aunt full of colourful tales of her imaginary life. That is, until the new station assistant, Quartz Hogg, arrives and brings Comity and her father sharply back down to earth.

    The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean has been shortlisted for 2015's CILIP Carnegie Medal.
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  • The Death Defying Pepper Roux

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AHRYK
    Paperback 9 years +
    When Pepper Roux was born his aunt foretold that he would not live past 14 years of age. Throughout his childhood his parents haven't bothered with him much, knowing that his life would be short-lived. So when Pepper wakes up on his 14th birthday he knows this will be the day that he'll die. But as the day wears on, and Pepper finds himself still alive, he decides to set off to sea in an attempt to try and avoid death for as long as possible. As time goes on Pepper steps into many roles and personas and has numerous outrageous adventures. But can he stay one step ahead of death? Or will fate catch up with him? And, if he does live, which of his many lives will he choose to adopt? This riot of a story is a wonderful adventure, and Pepper is an unforgettable character who stays with you long after his story has been told.
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  • Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Stage 8: Twelve Dancing Princesses

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AHGLM
    Paperback 5 years +
    Twelve Dancing Princesses is a German rags-to-riches folk tale. There is something strange happening at the palace, where the King's twelve daughters are wearing through their slippers every night. Will the hero be able to get to the bottom of the mystery? This engaging story written by Geraldine McCaughrean and beautifully illustrated by Bee Willey will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree stages and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Accompanying free Teaching notes are available online at www.oxfordprimary.co.uk/tales , along with an eBook and storyteller video for each stage. Parents can also visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk for practical advice, helpful information about phonics, lots of fun activities and free eBooks.
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  • Peter Pan in Scarlet

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: ACZJS
    Paperback
    Neverland is calling again...Something is wrong in Neverland. Dreams are leaking out-strangely real dreams, of pirates and mermaids, of warpaint and crocodiles. For Wendy and the Lost Boys it is a clear signal-Peter Pan needs their help, and so it is time to do the unthinkable and fly to Neverland again. But back in Neverland, everything has changed-and the dangers they find there are far beyond their dreams...Specially commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children as the winner of their competition to write the official sequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Peter Pan in Scarlet is a thrilling adventure that you will never forget. Proceeds from every copy sold will go to benefit Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
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