Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She 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) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award.
In 2005 she was chosen from over 100 authors to write the official sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Peter Pan in Scarlet was published in 2006 to wide critical acclaim. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy.
McCaughrean writes extraordinary books: emotionally thunderous stories that evoke place and atmosphere with uncommon vigour, and are expressed with exhilarating precision of language… The Sunday Times
Geraldine's novel Where the World Ends is a gripping story of survival based on real events from 1727.
Every time a lad came fowling on the St Kilda stacs, he went home less of a boy and more of a man. If he went home at all, that is...
When I came across the story of the boys marooned on Stac an Armin in 1727, it tantalised with its lack of detail. A party of fowlers went out to harvest gannets, feathers and eggs, and no boat came to take them home again. What did they suppose had happened? What explanations crossed their minds? How did they cope? Geraldine McCaughrean
Geraldine writes stories that take you to into the unknown and leave you spellbound. Both Tamburlaine's Elephants and The Middle of Nowhere were nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award.
RUSTI is a Mongol warrior, fighting for the bloodthirsty Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. He intends to show the enemy neither fear nor mercy... until he comes face-to-face with his first elephant. KAVI is the elephant's rider. Captured by the terrifying Mongol Horde, he fears for his life. But the boy who takes him prisoner does not kill him. And soon it seems they might almost become ... friends. Then Rusti uncovers a terrible secret, and the unlikeliest of friendships is put to the ultimate test. Tamburlaine the Great is a powerful, brutal ruler. His sights are set on Delhi, City of Gems, and Rusti, one of his young warriors, rides out into the flames of battle for his first taste of war. A tale of friendship, destiny and revenge set in the war-ravaged lands of fourteenth-century India. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2009 and shortlisted for the UKLA Children's Book Award.
Geraldine McCaughrean is an awe-inspiring writer with a miraculous talent for bringing to life past times and faraway lands Sunday Telegraph
When her mother dies from a snake bite, Comity Pinny's life in the middle of the Australian outback changes for ever. Her father, Herbert, retreats into his work transmitting telegrams, abandoning Comity when she needs him most. Comity turns to Fred, the young Aboriginal yard boy and he becomes her only friend. But then a new assistant arrives who delights in playing cruel games. Soon Comity struggles to hold things together as events begin to spiral dangerously out of control. A gripping tale with an explosive climax from award-winning storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean. Longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.
McCaughrean is one of the greatest living children's authors The Bookseller