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by Geraldine McCaughrean

  • Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
  • ISBN: 0140373055
  • ISBN13: 978-0140373059
  • ePub: 1649 kb | FB2: 1117 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher: Puffin Books; New Ed edition (March 30, 1995)
  • Pages: 176
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 628
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A Pack of Lies (Puffin Teenage Fiction) ePub download

Geraldine McCaughrean received the Printz Award for The White Darkness .

Geraldine McCaughrean received the Printz Award for The White Darkness. She lives in England. Found "A Pack of Lies" through serendipity just recently, and truly enjoyed it. This is a perfect set of short tales for any over-imaginative or puzzle-solving child, young adult, or adult who doesn't mind reading "kid's stuff. I wouldn't recommend it for much younger than 8 in general, but some younger children will enjoy it also. In the frame story, British teenage girl Ailsa is shaken free of her boring life by the strange appearance of a man during her field trip to the library.

A Pack of Lies: twelve stories in one is a children's novel with metafictional elements, written by Geraldine McCaughrean and published by Oxford in 1988. It features a family antique shop whose new salesman tells historical tales to sell antiques. The stories vary widely in type. McCaughrean won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject

Age: Read aloud - 9+ Read yourself - 10+. (ISBN 978-0-19-275203-1).

Geraldine McCaughrean. Geraldine McCaughrean. The inspiration for this book was the tradition of carved Jesse trees and stained glass windows used in medieval times to tell people Bible stories. Rusti is a Mongol warrior, fighting for the bloodthirsty Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. until he comes face-to-face with his first elephant. Kavi is the elephant's rider. Using her skills as a storyteller and her love of the Bible, the author has written a compelling story about the creation of a modern-day Jesse tree.

Geraldine McCaughrean was born in Enfield, England on June 6, 1951

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. 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.

You can read book A Pack of Lies by Geraldine Mccaughrean in our library for absolutely free. But when a teacher from Ailsa’s school came in one day and thumbed his way through the fiction, he was brought gradually to a halt and a shiver by the feeling that someone was watching him. He looked up, and found MCC Berkshire standing a word’s length away from him, scowling. The teacher rummaged for his wallet. But MCC said, ‘I haven’t read those yet,’ and prised the books out of the customer’s hand. I’ve been saving the fiction, you se. ‘Ah!MoreLess Show More Show Less.

This book can be found in: Children's & Teenage Fiction General fiction Children's & Teenage Ages 9-12. A Pack of Lies (Paperback). Geraldine McCaughrean (author).

Sci-fi & fantasy. This book can be found in: Children's & Teenage Fiction General fiction Children's & Teenage Ages 9-12.

Ailsa doesn't trust MCC Berkshire, the young man helping out in her mother's antique shop.

Stories to treasure and pass on. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 9 years ago. Years ago I picked up this book from a library carousel of adolescent paperbacks. I was probably making sure I'd read everything in the Roald Dahl canon, and found this treasure. I've not had a chance to read it again recently but the immense enjoyment of reading the story about the game of toy soldiers made me weep with delicious sorrow. McCaughrean has won several annual book awards. Geraldine McCaughrean at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Geraldine McCaughrean Adult Novels. For A Pack of Lies (Oxford, 1988), a collection of historical stories in a frame narrative, she won the two most prestigious British children's book awards. The Carnegie Medal conferred by the Library Association recognised the year's best children's book by a British subject  .

Handouts; and activities; including writing an obituary and writing diary entries and assessment on writer's stylist choices around the novel A PACK OF LIES by Geraldine McCaughrean.

Precious
I had read Geraldine McCaughrean's "The White Darkness" and loved her writing style, so thought I would try another of her books. I can recommend this to all readers aged 12 (or there abouts) and up. (And up and up ... I am 45!)
The characters are fun and interesting, especially the fascinating MCC Berkshire; and one feels a certain empathy for the adolescent Ailsa, trapped in a boring life with her widowed Mother, helping out at the family shop.
Ailsa meets the strange Mr Berkshire whilst doing work experience at her local library. He is in need of employment and a place to stay. Her mother is in need of someone to help in the shop. And it appears that MCC, though unorthodox in his methods, is able to sell almost anything.
I found the book very easy to read, and the "stories within the story" compelling.
A great book with a very neat little twist at the end.
Vrion
A really wonderful book - by a truly wonderful author. She just won her second Carnegie prize - and this book shows why. Fabulous!
Love Me
This book is so wonderful for young minds. For me it was a hallmark of my youth - I re-read it again and again over the years, always surprised by how captivating it was. It nurtures the idea that young people should have imaginations that they sometimes forget are not "real." We should allow children to be children and enjoying a good story is the ultimate way to remain young at heart! I think everyone should read it - I still do every few years to remind myself to be hopeful!
Prince Persie
Years ago I picked up this book from a library carousel of adolescent paperbacks. I was probably making sure I'd read everything in the Roald Dahl canon, and found this treasure. I've not had a chance to read it again recently but the immense enjoyment of reading the story about the game of toy soldiers made me weep with delicious sorrow. When I, desperate to share the experience of her beautifully written story, stood in the studio door to read it aloud to my husband at the time, my voice again faltered with emotion, and we stood there, he with palette and brush abandoned, overwhelmed by its power in broad daylight.

I gifted this to my nephew confined to a sickbed after an operation as well as the audiobook of McCaughrean's authorised sequel to Peter Pan. I am sure I will have occasions to come where I gift this book again and again.
superstar
This is a remarkable book. I first heard about it recently, on a list published by The Guardian UK of the 100 best children's books. I'm sorry I was deprived of it when I was growing up! The framing story is intriguing, and the stories that MCC tells are enthralling. Highly recommended for adults and older children. It certainly earned its place on the Guardian list!
Onaxan
A most entertaining and creative concept and "veddy, veddy B ritish:", too. Enjoyable for all ages, should not be relegated to "Books for Young Readers." But gets off to a rough start in beginning; incident of main character throwing himself down on floor and begging is discrediting and should havebeen edited OUT. All antique dealers and collectors should read this book, they would love it!
GEL
Found "A Pack of Lies" through serendipity just recently, and truly enjoyed it.

This is a perfect set of short tales for any over-imaginative or puzzle-solving child, young adult, or adult who doesn't mind reading "kid's stuff." I wouldn't recommend it for much younger than 8 in general, but some younger children will enjoy it also.

In the frame story, British teenage girl Ailsa is shaken free of her boring life by the strange appearance of a man during her field trip to the library. Without a name, an ID number, or a place to live, he might have just dropped from the sky.

He's strangely persuasive, and very well-read, and he's just the person to help Ailsa and her mother sell the strange knick-nacks and furniture in their Second-Hand Shop. He works for free, but he tells any customer who will listen the most amazing pack of lies about the items they are interested in. The stories he tells are fantastic, but not really fantasy. Perhaps they may even be true!

The real question is, what is MCC really trying to sell, and to whom?

The frame story is quite fun, with hints and clues scattered about, and the slow dawning of realization in at least one of the characters makes a sobering counterpoint to the overall lighthearted tone. The stories themselves (eleven inside the frame) are fairly solid.

In order, we get
1) An Irish Tall Tale
2) An Indian Morality Tale
3) A Chinese Love Story
4) A Bizarre "Manners" Poem (also a morality tale)
5) A High-Seas Adventure
6) A Welsh Character Study
7) A Regency Suspense/Horror Story
8) A Funny "Inept Investigator" Crime Procedural
9) A Papist Tragedy
10) A Tragic War-Story/Relationship Study
11) A Hysterical Transylvanian "Horror" Tale

Of them all, the weakest to me are the Poem (not bad, but not really as scathing or funny as it could have been, and really there's just not much there), and the Transylvanian Tale, which is sad, because it was quite funny. However, it was the most fanstasical of them all, and where in a true horror/suspense story, the fantastic elements are more accepted, here, in a comic sense, they were more glaring, and didn't quite seem to fit with the rest of the stories.

This is a perfect one for bedtime reading for kids old enough to be read to, but too old for 'storybooks.' Each story is just long enough (and interesting enough) for some good bedtime reading, and none are the sorts of stories that raise fears or deep thoughts.
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