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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (28 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843623080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843623083
  • Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 0.8 x 26.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's 35 years now since I first got published, and 50 since I found out how writing let me step outside my little, everyday world and go wherever I chose - way back in Time, to far distant shores, towards my own, home-made happy ending. Not that all my books are an easy ride. I write adventure, first and foremost, because that's what I enjoyed reading as a child. But since I have published over 160 books now, there are all manner of books in among that number - gorgeously illustrated picture books, easy readers, prize winners, teenage books and five adult novels.
The White Darkness won the Printz Award in the USA, which, for as Englishwoman, was the most amazing, startling thrill.
Then there was Peter Pan in Scarlet - official sequel to J M Barrie's Peter Pan, written on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. I won the chance to write that in a worldwide competition, and because Peter Pan is loved everywhere, my book sold worldwide too. I can't say I expected that when, as a child, I dreamed of being like my older brother and getting a book published one day.
These days I have a husband (good at continuity and spelling) and a daughter who is an excellent editor. But she's an actor. So, naturally, I have turned my hand to writing plays. (So many actors, so few plays!)
My Mum told me, "Never boil your cabbages twice, dear," which was her way of saying, "Don't repeat yourself." So I have tried never to write the same book twice. You'll find all my novels quite different from one another. The only way you can find out which ones you like and which you don't is to read them, I'm afraid.
I have also done lots of retellings of myth, legend, folk and fairy tales, and adapted indigestible classics such as El Cid, the Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, Moby Dick, Shakespeare and the Pilgrim's Progress.
Something for everyone, you see, my dear young, not-so-young, eccentric, middle-of-the-road, poetical, sad, cheerful, timid or reckless reader.
All they have in common is that they all contain words. If you are allergic to words, you'd best not open the covers.

Geraldine McCaughrean has written 167 books and plays for both adults and children. The books include Peter Pan in Scarlet, one of the most talked about and successful children's titles of 2006.

Geraldine McCaughrean 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), the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Blue Peter Special Book to Keep Forever Award. She has also had more titles short-listed (six, including one winner and one Highly Commended) for the Carnegie Medal, than any other author, the latest being The Death Defying Pepper Roux.

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"- Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Beefeater's Children's Novel Award - Emma Chichester Clark has won the Mother Goose Award - "These tales, freshly interpreted by Geraldine McCaughrean, never lose their ability to enthral." Carousel - "The book would be an attractive addition to the school library." School Librarian

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From a prize-winning author and illustrator comes this wonderfully rich and varied collection of fifteen stories from Roman mythology, freshly retold and made accessible for today's young readers.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. Alexiadou on 31 Mar. 2014
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I had bought the 'Greek myths' from the same author and the same publisher. That was a much better book. For some reason, the text in this one reads more difficult, with a 'forced' attempt to use flowery language. It just doesn't work. The Greek one we have read again and again with my 2 boys, and it is always a pleasure. This one, I had to insist that we finish it but it was not much fun
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ms. N. Hammerton on 7 Mar. 2010
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For teaching Roman myths - this is second to none - with great illustrations for kids. It is unique as a book of this topic on the market today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Judith I. Marshall on 21 Jun. 2011
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The book was exactly what I needed for school. It is not easy to find suitable Roman Myths in child friendly language and this is ideal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julie Paul Bolton on 23 May 2014
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After reading the reviews I thought fantastic and bought this for my Y3 class. The language was way beyond their grasp. So have not used it again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sarahTD on 21 July 2013
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I bought to support literacy and story telling and writing linked with our roman cross curricular topic with KS2 pupils. They loved listening to the stories and enjoyed looking at the illustrations too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By emily a on 15 Mar. 2013
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A good introduction to Roman myths. My class of Year 3/4 are enjoying reading in guided sessions and discussing the characters.
Nice illustrations too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kay1 on 28 May 2012
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Lovely presented book but the language was far far too difficult for year 3 and 4 children. Probably ok for year 6 and above
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. H. C. Simpson on 12 Jan. 2010
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I bought this book for my daughter as she is learning about Romans and myths at school.

The stories are well written although it wouldn't be top of her favourite books list.
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