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Geraldine McCaughrean was born in Enfield, England on June 6, 1951. She was educated at Christ Church College, Canterbury. She has written more than 160 books and plays for children and adults. Her writing career includes the retelling of such classics as One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, The Canterbury Tales, and The Bronze Cauldron: Myths and Legends of the World, which is a collection of stories from all over the world. She has received numerous awards including three Whitbread Children's Book Awards for A Little Lower Than the Angels, Gold Dust, and Not the End of the World. She also received the Guardian Prize and Carnegie Medal for A Pack of Lies, the Beefeater Children's Novel Award for Gold Dawn, the Michael L. Printz Award for The White Darkness, and the 2018 Carnegie Medal for children's and YA books for her middle-grade novel Where the World Ends. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The White Darkness 861 copies, 73 reviews
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales Retold (Author) 522 copies, 1 review
The Kite Rider 483 copies, 8 reviews
The Odyssey 318 copies, 2 reviews
Gilgamesh the Hero 300 copies, 9 reviews
The Death-Defying Pepper Roux 244 copies, 29 reviews
Not the End of the World 227 copies, 11 reviews
The Pirate's Son 204 copies, 4 reviews
The Stones Are Hatching 199 copies, 7 reviews
Where the World Ends 198 copies, 9 reviews
Stop the Train 197 copies, 6 reviews
The Jesse Tree 179 copies
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Cyrano 102 copies, 4 reviews
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My Grandmother's Clock 59 copies, 1 review
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Never Let Go 3 copies
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Geraldine McCaughrean has written more than 125 books, been published in twenty-five countries, and won a dozen major awards, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal.   She lives in Berkshire, England with her husband John, daughter Ailsa, and Daisy the dog.   [from Casting the Gods Adrift (2002)]
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