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"New Zealand is the only country I know well enough to write about. It can sometimes lead to complications." -- Margaret Mahy
Margaret Mahy ONZ (born in Whakatane, New Zealand on 21 March 1936) is a well-known New Zealand author of children's and young adult books. While the plots of many of her books have strong supernatural elements, her writing concentrates on the themes of human relationships and growing up.

Her books The Haunting and A Supernatural Romance both received the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association. She has written more than 100 picture books, 40 novels and 20 collections of short stories. Among her children's books, A Lion in the Meadow and The Seven Chinese Brothers and The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate are considered national classics. Her novels have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Catalan and Afrikaans. In addition, some stories have been translated into Russian, Chinese and Icelandic.

For her contributions to children's literature she has been made a member of the Order of New Zealand. The Margaret Mahy Medal Award was established by the New Zealand Children's Book Foundation in 1991 to provide recognition of excellence in children's literature, publishing and literacy in New Zealand. In 2006 she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award (known as the Little Nobel Prize) in recognition of a "lasting contribution to children's literature". In March 2009, Mahy was commemorated as one of the Twelve Local Heroes, and a bronze bust of her was unveiled outside the Christchurch Arts Centre.

In 2010 a television series of her book Kaitangata Twitch aired on Maori Television. Directed by Yvonne Mackay and produced by The Production Shed.TV, the series includes a cameo appearance by Margaret Mahy in a library scene.

Margaret Mahy currently resides on Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Total Books: 666
Nonstop Nonsense
2017 - Nonstop Nonsense (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781536637793
ISBN-10: 1536637793
Genre: Children's Books

A Lion in the Meadow
2015 - A Lion in the Meadow [Early Reader] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781444009262
ISBN-10: 1444009265
Genres: Children's Books, Reference

The Green Bath
2013 - The Green Bath (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780545206679
ISBN-10: 0545206677
Genre: Children's Books

Bubble Trouble
2013 - Bubble Trouble (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780547994833
ISBN-10: 0547994834
Genre: Children's Books

Footsteps Through the Fog
2013 - Footsteps Through the Fog (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780143505570
ISBN-10: 0143505572
Genre: Children's Books

Bubble Trouble big book
2013 - Bubble Trouble Big Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780547850580
ISBN-10: 0547850581
Genre: Children's Books

Mister Whistler
2013 - Mister Whistler (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781877467912
ISBN-10: 187746791X
Genre: Children's Books

The Man from the Land of Fandango
2012 - The Man From the Land of Fandango (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780547819884
ISBN-10: 0547819889
Genre: Children's Books

Bubble Trouble board book
2011 - Bubble Trouble Board Book (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780547507255
ISBN-10: 0547507259
Genre: Children's Books

The Magician of Hoad
2010 - The Magician of Hoad (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416978084
ISBN-10: 1416978089
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

First Reading Fun The Big Brown Pot
2010 - First Reading Fun the Big Brown Pot (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781849583893
ISBN-10: 1849583897
Genre: Children's Books

Organ Music
2010 - Organ Music (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781877467479
ISBN-10: 1877467472
Genre: Children's Books

Stop That Stew
2009 - Stop That Stew [Treasure Chest Readers] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781607546825
ISBN-10: 1607546825

Magician of Hoad
2008 - Magician of Hoad (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781869506872
ISBN-10: 1869506871

Seven Chinese Brothers
2008 - Seven Chinese Brothers (Other)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781439504567
ISBN-10: 1439504563

When the King Rides by
2008 - When the King Rides By (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781439502617
ISBN-10: 1439502617

The Great Piratical Rumbustification  the Librarian and the Robbers  the Librarian and the Robbers
Maddigan's Fantasia
2007 - Maddigan's Fantasia (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416918127
ISBN-10: 1416918124
Genres: Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

The Changeover
2007 - The Changeover (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780007243525
ISBN-10: 0007243529
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

Down the Back of the Chair
2007 - Down the Back of the Chair (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781845076023
ISBN-10: 1845076028

The Gargling Gorilla Band 14/Ruby Phase 5 Bk 15
2007 - The Gargling Gorilla Band 14/ruby Phase 5 Bk 15 [Collins Big Cat] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780007230891
ISBN-10: 0007230893

2004 - Year 6 Shock Forest and Other Stories [White Wolves: Comparing Work] (Paperback)
2004 - The Threelegged Cat [Picture Puffin S.] (Paperback)
2004 - Shock Forest and Other Stories [White Wolves: Comparing Work] (Paperback)
2002 - The Haunting [SS] (Paperback)
2002 - Al Borde Del Acantilado [Gran Angular - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Twentyfour Hours [Collins Flamingo] (Paperback)
2001 - Beaten By a Balloon [Picture Puffins] (Other)Paperback
2001 - Wibblewobble Set C Fluent Guided Readers [Storyteller Night Crickets] (Paperback)
2000 - Summery Saturday Morning [Picture Puffin Books Paperback] (Other)
2000 - Down in the Dump with Dinsmore [Puffin Bites] (Paperback)
2000 - A Dissolving Ghost Essays and More [Essays & Interviews] (Paperback)
2000 - A Summery Saturday Morning [Picture Puffins] (Paperback)
1999 - Rattlebang Picnic [Picture Puffin Books Paperback] (Other)
1999 - The Five Sisters [Puffin Chapters Paperback] (Other)
1999 - The Seven Chinese Brothers [Blue Ribbon Book] (Other)
1999 - A Dragon of an Ordinary Family [Picture Mammoth] (Paperback)
1998 - Boom Baby Boom Boom [Picture Puffin S.] (Paperback)
1997 - Operation Terror [Surfers] (Paperback)
1997 - Tangled Fortunes [Cousins Quartet , No 4] (Audio Cassette)
1996 - The Boy with Two Shadows [Picture Puffin Story Books] (Paperback)
1996 - The Three Magicians [What a World!/Literacy 2000 Stage 6] (Paperback)
1996 - Jam [Picture Puffin] (Paperback)
1996 - The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate [Puffin Picture Story Book] (Paperback)
1996 - The Christmas Tree Tangle [Picture Puffin] (Paperback)
1996 - Cobwebs Elephants and Stars [Sunshine fiction] (Other)
1996 - My Wonderful Aunt [Sunshine read-togethers] (Other)
1995 - The Great White Maneating Shark [Picture Puffin Story Books] (Paperback)
1995 - A Fortune Branches Out [The Cousins Quartet, No 3] (Paperback)
1995 - Leaf Magic [Puffin Stories] (Paperback)
1995 - A Fortunate Name [The Cousins Quartet, Book 2] (Paperback)
1995 - A Busy Day for a Good Grandmother [Picture Puffins] (Hardcover)
1995 - The Good Fortunes Gang [Cousins Quartet, Bk 1] (Other)
1994 - Good Fortunes Gang The [Cousins Quartet Book 1] (Paperback)
1994 - The Horrendous Hullabaloo [Picture Puffins] (Paperback)
1993 - The Boy Who Was Followed Home [Puffin Pied Piper] (Paperback)
1993 - Fortunate Name A [The Cousins Quartet, Book 2] (Hardcover)
1993 - Fortunate Name [Cousins Quartet] (Hardcover)
1993 - The Haunting of Miss Cardamon [Sunshine Plays] (Paperback)
1993 - Trouble on the Bus [Sunshine Reading Series] (Paperback)
1992 - Keeping House [Picture Puffin] (Paperback)
1991 - Making Friends [Picture Puffin] (Paperback)
1991 - Kangaroo From Woolloomoolloo [Tiddlywinks] (Other)Paperback
1990 - The Solar System [Sunshine books] (Other)
1990 - Iris La Bonga and the Boomerzoomer [Sunshine Books, Level 10] (Paperback)
1989 - Door in the Air and Other Stories [Lythway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)
1989 - Great Piratical Rumbustification [Cover to cover story tapes] (Paperback)
1988 - My Wonderful Aunt Story One [My Wonderful Aunt Books] (Other)
1988 - My Wonderful Aunt Story Two [My Wonderful Aunt Books] (Other)
1988 - My Wonderful Aunt Story Three [Sunshine Books] (Other)
1988 - The Great Piratical Rumbustification [Puffin Cover to Cover Story Tape] (Paperback)
1988 - Changeover a Supernatural Romance [G.K. Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)
1987 - The Man Who Enjoyed Grumbling [Sunshine Readers] (Other)
1987 - Muppy's Ball [Sunshine Readers] (Other)
1987 - The Tree Doctor [Sunshine Readers] (Other)
1987 - The Pop Group [Sunshine Readers] (Other)
1987 - Baby's Breakfast [Sunshine Readers] (Other)
1987 - The Garden Party [Sunshine Readers] (Other)
1987 - A Pet to the Vet [Sunshine Readers] (Other)
1987 - The New House VIllain [Sunshine Readers] (Other)
1987 - Mr Rumfitt [Sunshine Readers] (Other)
1987 - Feeling Funny [Sunshine Readers] (Other)
1987 - Tai Taylor Is Born [Sunshine Readers] (Other)
1987 - Tai Taylor and His Education [Sunshine books] (Other)
1987 - Tai Taylor Goes to School [Sunshine books] (Other)
1987 - The King's Jokes [Sunshine books] (Other)
1987 - The Haunting of Miss Cardamom [Sunshine Reading Series] (Paperback)
1987 - The Girl Who Washed in Moonlight [Sunshine Reading Series] (Paperback)
1986 - Moppy's Ball [Sunshine books] (Other)
1984 - Changeover The [Changeover Cloth Mkm] (Hardcover)
1976 - Bus Under the Leaves [Young Puffin Books] (Paperback)
1976 - Story Book No 1 [Dolphin] (Paperback)
The Gargling Gorilla [Roaring Good Reads] (Paperback)
The Little Witch [Puffin Books] (Paperback)
Tricksters The [Plus - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
Chic the Queens Goat [Picture Puffin] (Paperback)
Morning Dance [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)Paperback
Mouse Monster [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)Paperback
Arguments [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)Paperback
Mouse Wedding [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)Paperback
Fortune Branches Out [Cousins Quartet] (Hardcover)
The Yuckadoos [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)
Let's Get a Pet [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)
Magician's Lunch [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)
Most Scary Ghost [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)
The Earthquake [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)
The Cake [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)
The Catten [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)
Clever Hamburger [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)
Beautiful Pig [Tiddlywinks] (Paperback)
Raging Robots Unruly Uncles [Lythway Large Print Children's Series] (Hardcover)
The Greatest Binnie in the World [Sunshine Fiction, Level N] (Paperback)
The Greatest Binnie in the World Class Set [Sunshine Fiction, Level N - 6-Pack] (Paperback)
Crocodile Crocodile [Sunshine fiction] (Other)
The Tree Doctor [Sunshine fiction] (Other)
The New House VIllian [Sunshine fiction] (Other)
Trouble on the Bus [Sunshine, Fiction 9] (Paperback)
The Mad Puppet [Sunshine, Fiction Level 11] (Paperback)
The Fiddle and the Gun [Literacy 2000 Stage 8] (Paperback)
Guinea Pig Grass [Literacy Tree: Food and Fun] (Paperback)
The Fiddle and the Moon [Literacy Tree: Imagine That!] (Paperback)
Private Uncle [G.K. Hall Audio Books] (Audio Cassette)
No Dinner for Sally [Literacy 2000] (Other)
My Mysterious World [Meet the Author] (Hardcover)
El Secuestro De La Bibliotecaria [Los Tomitos=tiny Books - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
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