Although The Secret Garden is her first chance to work with Nosy Crow, Geraldine has kept busy for 40 years writing novels, retellings, short stories and plays for all ages and tastes. She refuses to call it work: writing is far too enjoyable. Eight times listed for the Carnegie Medal, she has won it twice, along with three Whitbread Awards, and fifty other awards worldwide, including, in the US, two Michael L Printz Awards. Her books have sold in 50 countries. She is delighted to have to chance to collaborate with illustrator Margarita Kukhtina on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s lovely classic.