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Geraldine McCaughrean

UK (1951 - )

Geraldine McCaughrean was born in 1951 and brought up in North London. She studied at Christ Church College of Education, Canterbury and worked in a London publishing house for 10 years before becoming a full-time writer in 1988. She has written over 120 books, 50 short plays for schools, and a radio play. Geraldine McCaughrean lives in Berkshire. Her book, Not the End of the World, is currently being adapted for the stage.


Geraldine McCaughrean's Retellings
El Cid (1989)
The Odyssey (1993)
Moby Dick (1996)





Cissy Sissney
1. Stop the Train (2001)
2. Pull Out All the Stops! (2010)
     aka The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen


One Thousand And One Arabian Nights (1982)
The Canterbury Tales (1984)
Stories from Shakespeare (1994)
The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet (1994)
     aka The Random House Book of Stories from the Ballet
The New Windmill Book of Greek Myths (1997)
The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses (1997)
The Doubleday Book of Princess Stories (1997)
God's People (1997)
The Orchard Book of Ballet Stories (1998)
Orchard Book of Starry Tales (1998)
Greek Gods and Goddesses (1998)
God's Kingdom (1998)
Golden Myths and Legends of the World (1999)
The Orchard Book of Roman Myths (1999)
Britannia: 100 Great Stories from British History (1999)
My First Oxford Book of Stories (2000)
The Orchard Book of Love and Friendship (2000)
John Bunyan's a Pilgrim's Progress (2001)
Starry Tales (2001)
100 World Myths and Legends (2001)
Knights, Kings and Conquerors (2001)
Roman Myths (2001)
Rebels and Royals (2001)
Daredevils and Desperadoes (2002)
Ghosts, Rogues and Highwaymen (2002)
Movers, Shakers and Record Breakers (2002)
Treasury Of Fairy Tales (2003)
The Oxford Treasury of Fairy Tales (2003)
Sky Ship: and Other Stories (2004)
The Questing Knights of the Faerie Queen (2004)
Greek Heroes (2007)
Princes and Princesses (2007) (with Angela Barrett, Rose Impey, Margaret Mayo and Saviour Pirotta)
Magical Princess Stories (2009) (with Rose Impey, Andrew Matthews and Margaret Mayo)
Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow (2011)
King Arthur And a World of Other Stories (2011)
George and the Dragon (2011)
The Orchard Book of Greek Myths (2013)
Britannia (2014)


Picture Books
Non fiction
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1989) : A Pack of Lies
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book winner (2008) : The White Darkness
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2011) : The Death-defying Pepper Roux
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2015) : The Middle of Nowhere

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