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Author: Geraldine McCaughrean.
ISBN-10: 0-14-038316-6 (0140383166)
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-038316-4 (9780140383164)
Language: English
No. of Pages: 214
Dimensions: 110mm x 180mm x 16mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 543
Shelving Location: Fiction & Folklore
Estimated Value: £5.00
Purchase Date: 26 May 2006
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Plundering Paradise

Penguin Group / Puffin Books (1998). (First Published 1996)
Softcover Book

Children's novel set in Madagascar.

Text from the Back Cover

Nathan felt his blood race. He and his sister were going to live among pirates and savages – were going to live out the stuff of daydreams on a far-away island!

But does Paradise or Hell await them on Madagascar?

About the Author (from the First Page)

Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London, and is the youngest of three children. She worked as a secretary for Thames Television before taking a degree in Education at Christ Church College, Canterbury. She then worked at a London publishing house for ten years, and now writes from home, in Berkshire.

Geraldine McCaughrean's previous books include A Little Lower than the Angels, winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Children's Novel Award in 1987, A Pack of Lies, which won the Guardian Prize and the Carnegie Medal in 1989, and Gold Dust, winner of the Beefeater Children's Novel Award in 1994. She has also adapted classic stories for children and written adult books and radio plays.

Geraldine McCaughrean married her husband, John, in 1988 and has a daughter, Ailsa, born a year later.


  • 1. Graylake School 1717
  • 2. The Pirate's Son
  • 3. Madagascar
  • 4. Tamatave
  • 5. Miss Maud
  • 6. Fortune
  • 7. The Magic Finger
  • 8. Haunted
  • 9. Cyclone
  • 10. The Excellent Exquemelin
  • 11. The Pirate's Doxy
  • 12. On the Account
  • 13. The Lie
  • 14. The Price
  • 15. The Iron Ship
  • 16. Bottoming Out
  • 17. Amnesty
  • 18. Wake the Dead!
  • 19. Fate
  • 20. Benefactor


  • Winner of the Smarties Bronze Award.
  • Shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Award.

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