The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

3.96 (1,399 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

A lively, humorous retelling for children of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.
show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 7mm | 100g
  • Puffin Classics
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140380531
  • 9780140380538
  • 15,538

Review quote

"A delight . . . [Raffel's translation] provides more opportunities to savor the counterpoint of Chaucer's earthy humor against passages of piercingly beautiful lyric poetry."--Kirkus Reviews

"Masterly . . . This new translation beckons us to make our own pilgrimage back to the very wellsprings of literature in our language." --Billy Collins "The Canterbury Tales has remained popular for seven centuries. It is the most approachable masterpiece of the medieval world, and Mr. Raffel's translation makes the stories even more inviting."--Wall Street Journal
show more

About Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (Author)
Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a Justice of the Peace and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey.

Geraldine McCaughrean (Author)
Born and educated in Enfield, North London, Geraldine McCaughrean is the youngest of three children. She worked at a London publishing house for ten years, and now works from home, in Berkshire. She has written around a hundred and sixty books, mostly for children. She has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread Book of the Year Children's Novel Award, The Guardian Prize, and the Carnegie Medal.
show more

Rating details

1,399 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 36% (507)
4 35% (488)
3 21% (291)
2 6% (80)
1 2% (33)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X