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Mahy, Margaret

Works: 820 works in 3,089 publications in 21 languages and 88,725 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Young adult works  Biography  Poetry  Fantasy fiction  Interviews  Board books  Humorous stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, Illustrator, Recipient
Classifications: PZ7.M2773, [E]
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Margaret Mahy
Bubble trouble by Margaret Mahy( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mabel blows a bubble that captures Baby and wafts him away, resulting in a wild chase that involves the whole neighborhood
The seven Chinese brothers by Margaret Mahy( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Chinese brothers elude execution by virtue of their extraordinary individual qualities
The changeover : a supernatural romance by Margaret Mahy( Book )

80 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 2,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her little brother seems to become possessed by an evil spirit, fourteen-year-old Laura seeks the help of the strangely compelling older boy at school who she is convinced has supernatural powers
Memory by Margaret Mahy( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the fifth anniversary of his older sister's death, nineteen-year-old Jonny Dart, troubled by feelings of guilt and an imperfect memory of the event, goes in search of the only other witness to the fatal accident and, through a chance meeting with a senile old woman, finds a way to free himself of the past
The haunting by Margaret Mahy( Book )

74 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a shy and rather withdrawn eight-year-old begins receiving frightening supernatural images and messages, he learns about a family legacy which could be considered a curse or a rare gift
The rattlebang picnic by Margaret Mahy( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The McTavishes, their seven children, and Granny McTavish take their old rattlebang of a car on a picnic up Mt. Fogg and have an exciting adventure
17 kings and 42 elephants by Margaret Mahy( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen kings and forty-two elephants romp with a variety of jungle animals during their journey through a wild, wet night
The great white man-eating shark : a cautionary tale by Margaret Mahy( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greedy to have the cove where he swims all to himself, Norvin, who looks a bit like a shark, pretends to be one, scaring off the other swimmers and leaving him in happy aquatic solitude--until he is discovered by an amorous female shark
The boy who was followed home by Margaret Mahy( Book )

46 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A witch's pill is supposed to cure Robert of the hippopotami who daily follow him home from school--but there is one disadvantage to the treatment
The catalogue of the universe by Margaret Mahy( Book )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to satisfy her curiosity about her unknown father, eighteen-year-old Angela May embarks on an emotional journey that shapes and forever alters the way she looks at herself, her unconventional mother, and her devoted friend Tycho
The tricksters by Margaret Mahy( Book )

42 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While gathered together for the Christmas holiday, a large New Zealand family and their various guests and hangers-on find their lives suddenly invaded by three fascinating but rather sinister brothers and by New Year nothing is the same again
Underrunners by Margaret Mahy( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tris and Winola find the underrunners, a vast network of tunnels, the ideal place to escape their unhappy lives and act out their fantasies, but the tunnels become a dangerous place when invaded by an unseen stranger
A summery Saturday morning by Margaret Mahy( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though their Saturday morning walk is not as peaceful as planned, a group of children and their dogs, with one brave adult, enjoy themselves
Down the back of the chair by Margaret Mahy( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor family is searching down the back of a chair for Dad's lost car keys and, miraculously in the mess of things back there, their financial problems are solved
The great piratical rumbustification ; & the librarian and the robbers by Margaret Mahy( Book )

80 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first story a pirate has reformed and become a respectable babysitter--or has he? In the second, A band of wicked robbers carry of a beautiful librarian
The blood-and-thunder adventure on Hurricane Peak by Margaret Mahy( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 9 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, e, i
Simply delicious! by Margaret Mahy( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A resourceful father engages in all kinds of acrobatic moves to keep an assortment of jungle creatures from getting the double-dip-chocolate-chip-and-cherry ice cream cone he is taking home to his son
The three-legged cat by Margaret Mahy( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fortuitous mistake brings happiness to nearsighted Mrs. Gimble who wishes her cat didn't eat so much, her cat Tom who dreams of roaming the wide world, and Mrs. Gimble's drifter brother who wants to keep his head warm
The horribly haunted school by Margaret Mahy( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monty is allergic to ghosts; if there's one around, he sneezes. When he discovers a ghost named Lulu haunting his home, his mother sends him away to the Brinsley Codd School for Sensible Thought, where she hopes he will learn that there are no such things as spirits. But Monty has only been inside the school a minute when he starts to sneeze. How can Monty stop believing in ghosts when the school itself turns out to be haunted by the ghost of Brinsley Codd?
Alchemy by Margaret Mahy( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician. What happens when a class assignment becomes a war of magic versus free will? When Roland's teacher gives him an unusual assignment instead of a punishment for shoplifting, he thinks he is home free. All he has to do is find out what he can about a classmate, Jess Ferret, and report back to his teacher. But there is something less than straightforward about this request, and the more Roland learns about Jess, the more confused he becomes. Her house is too tidy, her parents are never home, strange books line the bookshelves, and, most intriguing of all, Jess is studying alchemy. Roland struggles with these questions -- and with a sense that if he doesn't uncover the answers soon, something drastic will happen. When a sinister magician from Roland's past gets involved in the mystery, Roland realizes that he is trapped in a dangerous web of magic, power, and greed -- and there might be no way out
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.09 for The rattle ... to 0.77 for Era's end ...)

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The seven Chinese brothers
Alternative Names
Māhī, Māgaretto 1936-2012

Mahy, Margaret

Mahy, Margaret May

Mahy, Margaret May 1936-2012

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Margaret Mahy newzealandsk skribent

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Махи, Маргарет

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マーヒー, マーガレット

マヘイ, マーガレット

メイヒー, マーガレット

The seven Chinese brothersThe changeover : a supernatural romanceMemoryThe hauntingThe rattlebang picnic17 kings and 42 elephantsThe great white man-eating shark : a cautionary taleThe boy who was followed home